What DO I believe?? We are our salvation

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the godless side / the post-God side

tree-66465_1920 Now that I no longer believe in a supernatural God-man to save the souls from eternal damnation nor to set people free from addiction and oppression, I have cast my vision horizontally to look to ourselves for our freedom, for our salvation.

I didn’t even do this consciously. It just sort of happened as I left theism. Upon reflection, I think that explains a lot of my new passions (some of which I had as a believer, but now with a greater vigor and sense of urgency):

  • Solving human tragedy issues like poverty, trafficking, hunger, water, disease, education, and war in holistic, sustainable ways.
  • Ethical treatment of ALL life, including animals, the environment, and ecosystems.
  • I am against any law, practice, or even opinion that causes harm to another human.
  • Socially and worldwide, though the solutions must be holistic and sustainable.
  • Healthy living for all and making healthy choices more accessible. Extends both the quality and quantity of life.
  • Attachment Parenting (I believe nonAP practices are harmful to children)
  • I actually prefer the description of Gender Equality or label Egalitarian. (I believe sexism harms both genders).
  • I now hate all war. (Does this even need an explanation for harm?) I know there is so much I don’t understand about diplomacy, but I think there are better ways to solve things than having a bunch of people kill a bunch of other people because their leaders ask them too.
  • (Despite argument for freedom for women’s bodies, I believe a fetus is its own human.)
  • The objective, scientific pursuit of truth through gathering and evaluating evidence unbiasedly.
  • Sharing ideas, spreading knowledge, and accessible education

The Author

I'm a closet atheist christian missionary. Paradigm shifts happen frequently for those who allow themselves to think critically about currently held beliefs and openly about new ones. I’ve developed the skill, or perhaps addiction, for change but the community around me is slow to catch up -- and would damn me if they knew where I stood.

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