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LightLim

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Hello! New here
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:24:03 AM »
Hi all,

I'm excited to chat about Atheist living, the Universe, spirituality, and whatnot. I'd like to know what your understanding of spirituality is. Discuss!

P.S. Rift Zone is my friend. I'm here on his referral. Hey, RZ!

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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 03:58:38 AM »
Hi all,

I'm excited to chat about Atheist living, the Universe, spirituality, and whatnot. I'd like to know what your understanding of spirituality is. Discuss!

P.S. Rift Zone is my friend. I'm here on his referral. Hey, RZ!
Hello, LightLim, welcome.  :computerwave:

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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 04:09:35 AM »
Hi LightLim. Always good get new new blood at HAF. Are you a scientist as well?

Regarding spirituality, you will not find too much of it here; what you will find is plenty of Gemütlichkeit.

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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 06:24:29 AM »
Hi all,

I'm excited to chat about Atheist living, the Universe, spirituality, and whatnot. I'd like to know what your understanding of spirituality is. Discuss!

P.S. Rift Zone is my friend. I'm here on his referral. Hey, RZ!
Hi

Welcome to HAF.

My take on spirituality is that our evolution favoured some behaviours. Spirituality was one result. Are there spirits or a soul? No evidence to support the existance of such things.

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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2018, 07:09:56 AM »
Greetings, LightLim!

"Spirituality" is too attached to the supernatural to be other than contentious here.  However, for me, "spirit" is a form of emotion (in low/high spirits) or a bonding ethos (esprit de corps). As "spiritual." it may also be something approaching love, a feeling invoked by a scene, a picture, music etc., a sort of transcendantal experience.

Whatever, it is entirely within the human mind, no external supernatural entities involved (because there are no supernatural entities, internal or external, anyway.)
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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 12:25:24 PM »
G'day LightLim!

Spirituality for me is sitting on a river bank, looking at the gum trees, listening to the dawn chorus of all the birds. Nothing supernatural about it, but it is awesome!
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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 10:25:17 PM »
Welcome to the forum, LightLim!
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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 11:57:52 PM »
Welcome to our cozy little nest LightLim. 

My notion of spiritualism is similar to Blunose's.  For me it is to be in a small noiseless boat, in a calm lake or stream, at sunrise.  Drinking in the wonder of a beautiful, tranquil, unhurried, natural world is one of the lovely pleasures of life. 

Believing that I can see, hear, or feel the presence of magic men or angels in the sky....not so much.  Most of we HAFers fall pretty much into that latter category.

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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 03:11:53 AM »
Hello and welcome to HAF, LightLim. Pardon my curiosity, but is the "Lim" part of your username short for "liminal" or "limit" or something else entirely?

As for your question, I agree with Tank's answer. Might as well turn it around: what is your understanding of spirituality?

I hope that you enjoy your time reading and posting here.  :spagwelcome:
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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 04:58:04 AM »
LightLim...


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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 05:51:02 AM »
Hello and welcome to HAF, LightLim. Pardon my curiosity, but is the "Lim" part of your username short for "liminal" or "limit" or something else entirely?
...
I'm thinking something else entirely... :notsure:
Light Lim-a-rita.

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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 01:39:31 PM »

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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2018, 02:31:41 AM »
Hi LightLim!
I haven't really thought through my definition of "spirituality" since I de-converted (it's been a while, so maybe it's time to think about my new definition). So I have no good answer for that, but maybe I'll get back to you!  ;)
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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2018, 09:40:33 AM »
Welcome, LL!  I hope you find the kind of discussion here that you'd like.

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Re: Hello! New here
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 04:22:59 AM »
Hi ya,  LightLim! 

Looking forward to seeing how your conversations unfold. 
In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival.   -Carl Sagan