Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

    • Earthly remains

      9 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      Hey everyone. Haven't really updated the group in a while.
      Things are moving kinda fast in my world right now, getting ready to go to Sac State in the fall.
      However, I still have time to just sit and shoot the breeze with my family.
      Something that came up on one of these talks was the treatment on our bodies after we die. It came about because my mother's stepfather, who's practically her real father, is getting up in years. His wife, not biologically related, but still treat like family, died last year. She was cremated and is an urn at their home and it is my grandfather's wish to be cremated as well, mixed with her ashes and scattered at sea.
      So this thing evolved into what each of us would like done to our bodies after we die.

      I think I would like to be cremated as well. I feel that after a person dies, their identity, their "soul", the thing that made them, them is gone and all that's left is just meat. So I don't feel any emotional connection to the body. I prefer to cherish the memories I had with the person, and maybe a few item mementos. Also, cremation is easy for my heirs or whoever. Selling caskets is like selling cars, they try to sell you stuff you don't need. Then they draw on your emotional side, "You want them to be comfortable right?" I'm fucking dead, what do I care. Lastly, I want to be scattered. I don't want my son or daughter telling their kids, "Yeah your grandpa was a great guy. Look at him there up on the mantle". Drop me out of an airplane, in the ocean, down a toilet, I don't care.
      However, having said that and making sure that's clearly outlined in my will, I will make a note in it as well like,
      "I would like to be ...(What I basically just said)..., however, if you feel strongly enough that it would comfort you and bring you ease, I defer to your decision on what should be done". And I'd put it in a way that doesn't feel like I guilt trip them into it. Maybe I'll write that in there, because again I'm dead, what the fuck do I care.

      What about you guys?

    • Have a Merry Christmas

      9 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      Its that time of year again, where Christians celebrate the birth of their Lord and Savior, and Jews celebrate the miracle of the lamp oil that lasted for eight days. However, this time of years has another meaning for people. Humanity decided for at least one day, we should make extra efforts to be good to our fellow man. And should this one day of peace bring a lasting friendship, resolve an ongoing conflict, or rebuild bridges between people, please give it a chance. Call a relative you hadn't seen in a long time, take a co-worker out to lunch, or go to mass with your religious friend. Your actions show that you truly care and love the person you spend time with, far more than a material present. Be good and joyful, just for the sake of being good and joyful.

      I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, a wonderful Kwanzaa, a Happy Holidays, or whatever term you'd prefer. Have a safe trip if you are traveling, and have a Happy New year.

    • Alright guys

      9 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      I want to wish you all to have a Happy Halloween.
      Guys, I want you to act like you're 10 years old again. Play some practical jokes, drink some beer out of a goblet with dry ice in it, and eat candy until you barf and fall down.
      Ladies... slut it up. You take your pick of being a slutty witch, slutty maid or slutty cheerleader. And I expect pictures by the way...
      I won't say, "Be safe", but I will say instead "Don't do anything you'll regret"

    • I had this very unique opportinity...

      9 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      to meet some Buddhists the last week. They were guest speakers of my World History class, and we talked for the entire class time. They followed the original Buddhism that sprang out of the Vedic culture in India. they were very nice people, which lead me to think that most Buddhists behave as such. This got me thinking:
      As an Agnostic/Deist, which people of religious faith would I just hang out with and respect the most?

      So far all I can think of are:
      Mormons
      Buddhists
      Jews
      Lutherans

      What about any of you?

    • Things seem...

      9 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      Kinda mellow now adays. Its nice not having a one liner punk come in and try to disrupt our stuff.

      Not much going on in the world regarding religion or ethics these days.

    • Dirty Words...

      10 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      I have always had this realization after becoming agnostic but never really shared. Because of my stance on any -anity, -ology, or -ism religon I wonder to my self if it is some what weird and contradictory that sometimes when I curse I use religious characters, most notably "God damn it" and "Jesus Christ!"

      You never really hear anyone say, "And so I see my girl kiss another guy and I'm like, "L... Ron... Hubbard!"
      When was the last time you stubbed your toe and said, "Krishna damn it!"

      Personally it don't really care, the phrases have been used so much in those certain situations, they lose their true religious meaning, and I shouldn't be branded a hypocrite for using them.

    • I've had this idea for a while...

      10 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      and I'm asking you all if it is in bad taste. I've been thinking about making a group dedicated to the worship of Santa Claus. It will be a joke group but also with a quasi message about how most religious ideas for worship can be applied to pretty much anything with no factual basis. I have most of the basic stuff worked out, like the group's info and picture, as well as the overall structure of the "religion" (It is a trinity like Christianity, but with Santa as the father, Easter Bunny as the son, and Tooth Fairy as the holy ghost) all that I'm really held up on is the ending prayer part. You all know how Christians say amen after their prayers, and how the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster spoofed it with their end prayer of Ramen. I need something along those lines, except with Christmas.

      Again, I find it hilarious, but am not sure if it would go over well.

    • Interesting comparison

      10 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      I recently had a great talk with my father over the weekend. We just finished our work for the day and were just shooting the breeze in the garage. My father and I are of similar political affiliation: we're both basically Libertarians, but he holds that he is a Republican, as a Libertarian = a Republican prior to the evangelical, religious people joined the party. He supports the second amendment and couldn't care less if homosexuals get married. The major aspect of the talk two days ago was regarding abortion.

      My father holds that as soon as the sperm and egg join, that is a person, at it is unlawful, aside from extreme medical issues, to terminate it, even if it is a few cells. I hold that there is a point between that and when the child can be born prematurely and can survive in the outside world, via machines if necessary. And that's fine, its just a matter of tie before science can truly know what the exact time is, and constant questioning, and debate helps people grow.

      The interesting part is when my father made the correlation to the elderly to abortion. He said that if termination of the child, even an hour before natural berth, is the same as euthanize a 75 year old with dementia. He draws that the child and elderly are in the same boat: They can't take care of themselves, if no one takes care of them they are a burden on the state, they aren't fully aware of their surroundings and won't know any better, and so forth. He continues that, because in today's society no one gives abortion a second glance, soon killing the elderly will be an everyday thing. His bottom line was that society will develop to where the bottom percent and the top percent will become second class citizens.

      I think he's being a tad over dramatic. Perhaps it is the dementia setting in... smiley0.gif

      So I pose the question:
      Is killing a "fetus" the same as killing a geriatric, in which neither is wanted by their kin?

    • Code of conduct update.

      10 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      I had never thought to do it, but I decided to check the religious groups to see if they too had been trolled.
      So my dissatisfaction and anger, I discovered that members of this group had been trolling some of the Christian groups. This will not fly by me, or what the group stands for. You can't claim to be an rational intellectual one minute, then go troll a religious group like a pee sipping monkey. The people who caught my eye were Blargblarg 3 and Carnage_11, and if you notice, they are no longer apart of the group.
      I'll put this as simple as possible: If you want to go be a dick, and pick fights, just for the sake of getting a boner from fighting over the internet, just get the fuck out. Go make your own group, and see how well it goes before you get whats coming to you.
      For those of that are viewing this page and are apart of a religious group, I apologize for the actions of those who trolled your group. They certainly do not reflect what this group, or I stand for and should there be any further misconduct in the future, send me some form of proof, and I will act accordingly to come to a resolution.

    • Ad space

      10 years ago

      Atheist, Agnostic and Non-Religious

      Hey if anyone would like to create an ad for this group, come and share. My photoshop skills are lacking to create one of my own.

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