Friday, February 26, 2016

Heart Shaped Scars

Very beautifully written piece on coping with the grief of loss of faith and family.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godlessindixie/2016/02/26/heart-shaped-scars/

I love how she speaks of time as a tapestry with religious ideas woven through out.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Incorruptibles

Being back on facebook means that I get to run into a lot of devout Catholics.  This triggers me into doing research. Today's research is on Incorruptibles.


Found a great resource on the subject. Elizabeth Harper.
Her website is here: http://www.allthesaintsyoushouldknow.com/

Here is a good starter interview on the subject.


Religion takes a good imagination

This was shared on social media by my dear "Godmother"
I have to say that yes....  that would be totally amazing if it were true. 



So would this


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

This sums up my goal in life now that I am religionless

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL--1Z_g4DE


Life After God

Finding all kinds of good resources

LIFE AFTER GOD
http://www.lifeaftergod.org/


The School of Life


I am extremely interested helping to continue the best lessons that have been learned from life throughout history. I feel that so much of modern education is focused on facts and numbers we have abandoned philosophy and emotions.  I think this school of life is a great contribution to guiding humanity without religion. 



Atheism 2.0


I strongly agree with this man's suggestions.

Take the good from Religion. Leave the bad. Help the world. 



Married to a Believer

I am married to a believer. It's tough. Tough because, any time he mentions religious subjects, goes to church, prays with my kids, it is a trigger of my past. I have to swallow and endure something I do not believe in.  I would love to move forward and leave behind my religious past. I would like to forget all the hours I spent seeking God's will or trying to understand theological metaphysics.  Talk about following a rainbow.

So, why do I stay?  I love him for who he is and what his intentions are.  He is there for me.  He supports me and cares for me when I am sick.  He loves my kids and they love us.  We enjoy many things together.  We have history.

Sometimes it is very hard. He doesn't understand my point of view on faith.  We almost have to avoid the subject completely. I have to work hard to make sure I stand up for myself and not let religion still control too much of my life.  It's a sacrifice.  I hope it is a good one.

Monday, February 15, 2016

My Five Wives

Being in Utah has given me a new curiosity into Mormonism and the FLDS.  I came across the Williams family that had a show on TLC called, My Five Wives.  I think the man, Brady, at some point had a wake up call similar to mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX0L6nEKRs4


Living in Utah

My family has recently relocated to the Salt Lake area.  I have found myself confronted with new religious triggers every few blocks, LDS churches,  I have found renewed passion in my fight against faith. I am just trying to not let it overcome my enjoyment of life.


I had meant to post on the goofy things about the Catholic faith.  Since, my life became a bit overwhelming, I will just add topics here:

Purgatory
Indulgences
Priesthood
Celibacy in general
Angels/ Demons
Holy Water
Pilgrimages
Confession
Communion

Okay, the list can go on and on.

Peace