Hey There Fellow Aggies!
I’m proud to say that after 33 years as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (aka Mormons) (aka freaky cult) (aka my one of America’s most lucrative businesses, cleverly disguised as a church), my wife and I received our official notarize paperwork from church headquarters today, stating that we are no longer on the records as members.
The indoctrinated/brainwashed part of me is still a little queasy about this.
But the right thinking/logical/ sensible part of me couldn’t be happier. This was definitely the right choice to make, and it feels good to be free from systematic willful ignorance and organized isolation.
As an active member, I used to pretend that I had all the answers. I’m thrilled now to embrace the fact that I don’t. Rather than being scary, the unknown aspects of my life are now a joy, and embracing that lack of knowledge has been the best thing I could do for myself.
It’s a good day, y’all! Smoke a cigar, raise an alcoholic drink with me, and let’s say to hell with organized religion (pun intended)
Viva la Agnosticism!
Welcome to reality. You know what the difference between a religion and a cult is? Me neither. If you believe in supernatural bullshit, it's all the same. I also enjoy not knowing everything. I assume I will spend the time after I die in the same way I spent the time before I was born - completely unaware.
When I left Christianity to embrace paganism, decades of indoctrination followed me for months--would I go to hell? What if I were making a huge mistake.
When I became a pagan atheist, no such qualms arose. If there is a deity, he/she/it doesn't care a whit about the beliefs of humans: HUMANS are the ones who care.
Hope you enjoy your interactions on this site and with any other free thinkers you encounter. Welcome to the world of wonder. You can wonder what ever you want without being censored or told what to think or met with some silly indoctrination of some sort. In short - to paraphrase a popular song - be Happy! It's Okay.