I consider myself an agnostic, and a pragmatic one. I think that no matter whether there is a God or not, he/she/it (or they!) doesn't (don't) have any impact or influence on my life, and therefore I'd consider it a waste of time/energy (for me, personally!) to pursue the question whether there is one or whether there isn't.
However, I do understand that many people draw their energy from their faith, and I absolutely accept that. I think you guys know that.
I have no idea what I even believe any more. I was raised in a secular household, researched a lot of religions in college before becoming a Christian, and then gradually drifted away from that about 5 or 6 years ago. I did consider being an atheist for a time, but soon realised I'd make a lousy one. You see, I'm open to the idea of the supernatural, and even of there being a god or gods. I feel however that there's far too much conflicting information out there for me to be able to make any kind of coherent decision about it right now. (I was pretty burned by the Christian culture.)
So, yeah, I guess I'd prefer to think of myself as being a spiritual seeker of sorts. I'm happy to believe in anything as long as it's not a cult, an organised religion, and it makes intellectual and emotional sense.
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An atheist can be open to the supernatural, it's really just a belief about the existence of a deity. I get a lot of flak for this thought from some other atheists, but there are plenty of new agey people who identify as atheists while also practicing things like ritual and natural magicks.
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Post by Midnattblod on May 19, 2014 2:01:08 GMT -6
I follow the Norse beliefs (to an extent). so heathen for me. I've never really done too much with it but as a whole their views on everything feels like it's better then Christianity (no offense intended to anyone).