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How Many Atheists Are Suffering From Withdrawal Symptoms?

Are some atheists who rant against religion actually suffering from withdrawal symptoms?

It seems to me that ranting may be part of the process of severance from the clutches of a belief in god that they once had.

I think that some of them are still afraid deep down of the beliefs, but they hide their lack of confidence from themselves with humour and posturing.

Where are the people who truly have overcome religion and belief in god?

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You have come to the beginning of a wonderful realisation, but your ego is still talking.

I don't chant. I don't do 'spiritual exercises'. I don't believe in god. It is your ego talking.

When you are able to finally let go of your ego, I believe your realisation will be improved.

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dear sinequanon,

your experience is something that is very common to me as an awakened soul. that i even take it for granted. future things that are about to happen to me are shown to me routinely through my dreams and soul travel. you will also find that there are many souls too who have such experiences on a daily basis. yesterday i had a dream where some members of a program i am running came to discuss their concerns over the program. knowing that my dreams are real i immediately prepared to address the issues. and of course first thing in the morning the first member came and i answered all his questions and later in the day another one came and i was able to address the issues he presented. the explanation is very simple. when soul starts awakening by doing the spiritual exercises, it is able to be in touch with all souls as we are all connected together through the cords of Gods love and whatever another soul wants to present to you first registers in your awareness and can be seen in your dream worlds when you sleep. but for souls who are not yet awakened these things also appear in their dreams but it is jumbled up and they can not make the connections. you do not have to accept my explanation as of course you do not believe in God. but like i told you before it is just a matter of time. it may be in this lifetime or another but when the time is right nobody will tell you whether God exists or not.

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I am not suffering from any withdrawal symptom. I have never believed in euh what do you call him again? The revolutionary hippy. Ah right, Jesus. I don't mind believing that he existed. If he did, he was high on weed. I just don't believe that he was the son of the other loser , God ! Ha ! Faith is something personal, if you want to believe that there's an Naughty Person up in the sky watching as the puppets he created suffer, fine by me. I prefer science.

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in defense of dawodu, he isn't a fan of the benny hinn's and daddy go's.

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Back in the day Christians had thinkers and inventors defending Christianity, now they have crazy televangelists and the greedy politicians on their side. . .this shows we atheists are winning the fight against ignorance due to human nature. . .there IS no god or devil. . .

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^^

Its possible that it could be a coincidence and nothing more, Its also possible that there are some things about dreams that we are yet to understand. . . . .Here is what you said. . . .

On what basis did you come to this ridiculous conclusion?. . . . . . . .If atheist are ever afraid of their former beliefs, do you think they will be unbelievers?. . . . . .

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And what might this experience be?. . . . . .How does your subjective experince point to something supernatural?. . . .Did you see a moving house? or a flying rat? Did you hear voices? Did you see an amputee regrow his/her amputated limbs?. . . .Did you see a man that died and ressurected from the dead after 2 months?. . . . .And how sure are you that those experiences of yours do not have scientific explanations. . . . . .You begin this topic by begging the questions that some atheist are afraid of their former beliefs. . . .Do you believe only based on fear or because the beliefs are actually true,I notice that most people believe ONLY because they have been conditioned since when they were babies to fear their mythical beliefs . . . . . .There is more than enough evidence thats shows that all religious beliefs are MAN MADE. . . . .

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How long did it take?

I have a friend who was usually scathingly dismissive of anything 'supernatural'. She had been brought up in a muslim household but had become anti-religious to the point of so-called blasphemy. I shall leave to your imagination the sort of things she uttered about the Muslim faith!

Then, one day she got a shock. I had recounted to her an event that had occurred to me that had no scientific explanation (nothing indicative of a god, just something without a scientific explanation). She was often quick to spot and point out weak links in any such accounts, but, in this case, there clearly was none. I could see she was shaken and she said that, if what I had told her was true, she is not sure she wants to talk with me any more! She was a long-standing friend, by the way. So you can imagine how shaken she was.

That is when I realised that much of her joking and dismissive attitude was simply posturing to help counter the psychological toll of the threatened punishment for those who leave the faith. Science acted as her haven. Only by throwing the baby out with the bath water and completely dispelling any hint of the 'paranormal' could she feel sure of herself. So she certainly did not welcome this blow I had given to her confidence.

I have found similar things with some who have left the Catholic faith. I actually think Richard Dawkins is an example. I think science is his psychological refuge although it is not something he is ever likely to admit, even to himself.

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I have truly over come religion and belief in all the gods. . . .I KNOW that all the gods were created by men. . . . .

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i don't think he got that

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^^

By the powers given me by the powers of the 7th metaphysical heaven, I predict you are going to suck brea.st for breakfast tomorrow.

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as for the rest- who knows?

maybe they finally got girlfriends

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tudor got sidetracked due to so many love proposals made to his female alter ego and picture.

Give him a while to pull herself together and decide which gender gets more goodies. That will be a big factor in deciding what to do.

After this pressing matter is settled, then it'll be business as usual.

at the moment, too much lovey dovey stuff going on- Tudor finds it too confusing and very distracting. Atheist propaganda has to take a back seat for now.

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