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Old 4th September 2010, 10:25 PM
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I shall indeed find my way and it shall be ok.

I was more kinda... posing the question to you, which is better, I shall pitch the two sides:

Side 1: A religious person, as I am undecided about being. Believes things will be ok, because of the teachings of their religion, believes their actions have consequences even when they aren't caught, even if they are thought of, believes even when nobody else loves they their deity loves them.

Side 2: A regular person, in a situation I am in. Believes life is fucked, because there's nothing to stop it from being so, nothing to guarantee it all being ok in the end, doesn't really care much for Karma and the "Three Fold Law", believes "Nobody mortal is ever fucking there for me and there's nothing magic or deities can do about it there's nobody that loves me or cares"

More saying, in some cases religious beliefs are beneficial as long as they are not pushed on otheres.
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Old 4th September 2010, 10:28 PM
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Oh sorry but sure only you can keep yourself "in line" so to speak, I mean you are totally responsible for you and sure all the above things are possible but in reality are they probable?
I know I SHOULD be able to keep myself in line...
But sometimes I can't. I just get so mad/sad/whatever I feel like hitting something, someone, or hurting myself. Before my faith was enough to overcome these impulses most of the time.

Possible, not probable. But nor was my mate's mum dying in bed, a PE teacher in her 30s or early 40s(death still unexplained).
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Old 4th September 2010, 10:30 PM
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Talking only about majical sky daddies and mummies, I suppose the pat atheist answer would be "there never was before, and you got by okay then, now your're just cutting out the middle man and taking responsibility for what were always your own decisions anyway."

Have some respect for your own sense of right and wrong, feel good about it, and as several others have said, don't push it. Let it go where it will, don't stop thinking by any means but enjoy the ride.

Frankly, if you end up going back to theism you've still thought about it more than many ever will.

I doubt there are many ex-theists who chose to be atheist. Once it becomes obvious the supernatural doesn't stack up you really don't have a choice. It takes time though for theist thinking to get out of the system and it pops up when you least need or expect it, don't rush things.

And there is nothing wrong with deciding to be undecided, it's an honest position.
Now instead of weeks and days, I go to theism and back by the minute! Well, part of me does, just like I feel "There's nobody there" then logic part of me says "You have friends dipshit! You have family!"

I shall indeed try not to push mself or rush things
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hey chill out



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Can't see youtube Stoopid fucking DETNSW laptop... I'm actually meant to be asleep so I can't get on a desktop...
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Can't see youtube Stoopid fucking DETNSW laptop... I'm actually meant to be asleep so I can't get on a desktop...

awe frill it's a Living End clip Sound the Alarm,..

maybe get some sleep and gather your thoughts take care now
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Old 4th September 2010, 11:01 PM
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awe frill it's a Living End clip Sound the Alarm,..

maybe get some sleep and gather your thoughts take care now
I net surf till I'm nearly asleep... prevents over thinking things!

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mmm maybe but fo me thinking shyt out is important , I mean it'e our realisation of the world
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mmm maybe but fo me thinking shyt out is important , I mean it'e our realisation of the world
True, but what if you'd rather not realise?

At night when left alone my thoughts generally turn negative, and the blocked nose you can get from crying about it is awful annoying!
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Old 11th September 2010, 08:36 PM
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Ayla, shit happens.

Before they went and made a god out of him, Buddha was just this philosopher guy....

One day a woman came to him, all tears and with dust on her head from mourning.

"My child died suddenly in the night, Buddha!"

Buddha snapped out of staring at his navel for a moment. It was a hard job anyway, because he was as well-fed as the statues show him.

"What you must do is bring me a sesame seed from every house in the village where nobody has died, O Woman. Then your child will live."

Off she went. It was a big village, and she was about the task for several days.

Eventually she returned, to again disturb the wise one as he slept off another large helping of milk-rice was deep in meditation of That Which Is.

"I have not brought any sesame seeds, O Buddha."

"And yet I see you are no longer the saddest person in the world, O Woman."
I remember a nice birthday card with different religions and variations of "Shit happens".

But anyway... I know shit happens, but if the shit is preventable, then I shall prevent it to the best of my ability Occupying myself till I can hardly read the computer screen, prevents that particular occurence of shit.
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