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    I've been agnostic for a year and a half. Five years ago I was a born again Christian. It took about a year to pry myself apart from the idea of a personal god, and it was a bit of a bummer.

    My father is an ENTP and has been Christian for 10 years or so. In discussing God, he's said a couple times that he could go back to being atheist and get along just fine (ie. he doesn't believe simply out of need). I've always been taken aback by that comment, as my own transition away from religion was slow, vaguely painful, and punctuated by moments of existential horror. Being so close in personality to my dad and differing so much on this point makes me think that spirituality/religion/"the meaning of life" is much more important to the NF than the NT. Of course, I'm aware that this is a gross generalization, but I'm throwing it out there anyway.

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    Geeeeezzzzzz, I'm so friggin' wordy!

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    Existential horror is fun.
    You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London

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    Viva la existence!!!

    The beauty, the pain, the horror, the shame, the chaos, the comfort, the dynamic, the inert, the complex, the lame!!!!
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    'Cause you can't handle me...

    "A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens

    "That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."

    Veritatem dies aperit

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    I love religion. I love the good metaphors in Christianity (and loathe all the bad theologies, like atonement theology)... but I do have trouble "believing" as most people expect someone as devout as me to do without issue.

    Life was easier when I wasn't practically atheist. I want my God back.
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    "I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Wow, a little freestyle there, CC Its true though.

    And existential horror is fun... but it also sucks

    Here's a poem I like about religion/spirituality. It pretty much sums it up...

    YouTube - Talib Kweli - Def Poetry Jam

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    I do not believe in an afterlife or a higher power, but I spiritually identify with Taoism and the teachings of Lao-Tzu. It has centered me in the past when my ego tried to take the reins.
    Last edited by disregard; 04-03-2008 at 08:44 PM. Reason: redundundundancy

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    I believe in my own experience. I agree with CC about life. I agree with Dana about the Tao. I agree with Eileen about symbology and meaning. I am more gnostic than agnostic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GZA View Post
    *chills*

    Thank you.
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    "A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens

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    Whitmanism + Tao De Ching
    I may be bested in battle, but I shall never be defeated.

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