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  •  Good points, NonnyO. (0+ / 0-)

    I remember feeling sad when I realised I was an atheist because the myths are so beautiful: someone loved you enough before you were born to die for you; someone is constantly watching out for your safety and wellbeing; all you have to do is ask and whatever you want will be provided for you. It's not easy grasping that the universe is amoral, that suffering and violence and death can be random and merciless, that when life ends we cease to exist. But once I understood these things, the peace I felt truly passed understanding, ironically.

    Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. ~K. Vonnegut

    by Greek Goddess on Thu May 16, 2013 at 02:39:18 PM PDT

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