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Title: Good Afternoon
Post by: disneyscott on January 07, 2018, 01:24:50 PM
Hello,

I stumbled across this place when looking up some things on atheist spirituality.  Look forward to talking with you all.

Scott
Title: Re: Good Afternoon
Post by: Dave on January 07, 2018, 02:41:33 PM
Hi, Scott and welcome to our little virtual community.

Ah, spirituality, eh? Now, I will have to  ask you how you use that term? Is it:

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the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

(as defined when you ask Google to do so)

?

Many atheists are frightened off with any reference to the word "spirit" that does not involve intoxicating liquors. Humanists (which I also am) are put off by words like "soul", I am more inclined to think of "esprit de corps" or of "spitituality" being a, sort of, extension to our emotions - still having its being in the electro-chemical brain and, like all such faculties, to be appreciated and used for good.
Title: Re: Good Afternoon
Post by: Tank on January 07, 2018, 06:38:33 PM
Hi Disneyscott

Pull up a chair and settle in. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Welcome to HAF.

Regards
Chris
Title: Re: Good Afternoon
Post by: Magdalena on January 07, 2018, 10:56:29 PM
Hello,

I stumbled across this place when looking up some things on atheist spirituality.  Look forward to talking with you all.

Scott
Hello, Disneyscott, welcome.  :computerwave:

Would you like us to call you Scott or Disneyscott?

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Many atheists are frightened off with any reference to the word "spirit" that does not involve intoxicating liquors...
This is good.  :snicker:

Recusant is our forum administrator, he wrote this a while ago, I agree with it.

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“I've had several "spiritual" or numinous experiences over the years, but never felt that they were the product of anything but the workings of my own mind in reaction to the universe.” ~Recusant

My spirituality doesn't involve any gods, or religions, it doesn't have to, does it? I don't remember any gods teaching me about it.
 :headscratch:

We can agree to disagree when it comes to what it means. Spirit is a drink, soul is a type of music. The spirit "is lifted" it "soars" it "moves" and the soul "rests in peace" --I don't know.  :shrug:

Wine and weed connects some with their true soul and spirit much easier and faster--That's what I've heard.  :shifty:

Anyways...
Again, welcome, I hope you stay with us for a long time.


Edit: Added the word, "true."
It makes a difference in my realm.
Title: Re: Good Afternoon
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 08, 2018, 12:53:09 AM
Welcome disneyscott!  :computerwave:
Title: Re: Good Afternoon
Post by: Icarus on January 13, 2018, 06:41:07 AM
Welcome Disneyscott.  We are most friendly lot with members all over the world. We are slightly less than cordial when someone attempts to persuade us that our frame of mind is less worthy than that of the theists.  At the same time we are attentive to valid...key word valid...arguments for whatever tack you happen to be sailing.

Dive in, the water is fine.
Title: Re: Good Afternoon
Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 13, 2018, 04:10:20 PM
Good Morning, and welcome!
Title: Re: Good Afternoon
Post by: OldGit on January 14, 2018, 10:57:13 AM
Welcome Disneyscott!  Have you been touched by the Noodly Appendage of our Lord the FSM?
Title: Re: Good Afternoon
Post by: hermes2015 on January 14, 2018, 11:07:19 AM
Welcome to our sublime circle of godlessness, Disneyscott. Please tell us more about yourself.