It's a fact of life. Look at the bright side. You no longer have to worry about eternal punishment. Your life is now your own, not governed by external forces except for those imposed by the fact that you are a physical being in a purely physical world. If the physical world is all there in is this life, why bother living?
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What is the purpose of living? How do you give your life purpose? You live your life as it is and not rely on some imagined afterlife. One of the greatest evils of religion is how it aids those in power to keep the downtrodden in line by telling them they will get their reward in the next world.
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Seek fairness and justice in this life. Do not put off its enjoyments. You have love, work, pleasure, family, art, music, and science - much to make life worth living. Why should you need primitive superstitions from the Bronze Age to find purpose? I have a wife to whom I have been married for 50 years, two wonderful children, and four wonderful grandchildren.
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What more do I need? No one is the center of the universe. Religions, especially Christianity and Islam, feed off narcissism and self-centeredness.
Buddhism, at least in its original form, emphasizes that the only path to peace of mind is through the elimination of the personal ego. When a horrible tragedy strikes your life or someone you love, how do you console them without a belief in a deity or the afterlife? At least you know they are not in hell or purgatory! You grieve but get on with your own life. Again, it's a fact of life that you have to deal with.
Why are you moral if you do not believe in absolute morality, and heaven and hell? Because I want to respect myself. Humans invented morality as a set of rules to live by in society.
Religions have been the most immoral forces in human history. Just read the Bible if you want to see what immorality is all about; and that includes Jesus Christ, who supported slavery, rejected his family, and damns everyone who does not bow down to him to an eternity of torment. If there is not a "reason for everything," then how do you justify either good or bad things? How does or would this revelation impact your daily life? There is no evidence for a reason for everything. Humanity is an accident of nature. We define what is good and bad based on our innate feelings and our need to get along with others in a peaceful world.
The fact they we do not have a peaceful world is surely judged "bad" by anyone who is not a sociopath or psychopath. And they are brain diseases. Certainly, grieve by whatever means you wish. Believe what you want. It's not for me to tell you what to believe.
But if you ask me what I believe, I will gladly tell you. What do you substitute for prayer? Being non-religious is not necessarily equivalent to being an atheist or agnostic. Pew Research Center's global study from noted that many of the nonreligious actually have some religious beliefs. The term nones is sometimes used in the U. This use derives from surveys of religious affiliation, in which "None" or "None of the above" is typically the last choice. Since this status refers to lack of organizational affiliation rather than lack of personal belief, it is a more specific concept than irreligion.
A Gallup poll concluded that in the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album by Moonspell, see Irreligious album.
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