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I've looked into many religions out there and I think most of them have there good points. I have my own belief system. I take what strikes me as truth within myself and filter the rest. Anyone else out there like me? 

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ashleigh

A dear friend and mentor once told me that all religions have the same goals. They provide some kind of code for interaction with your fellow human, teach you how not to be an a$$hole, and provide a way to achieve union with the divine. So far, I have not found any exceptions. We all seek the truth, however, my truth/or or path to it may not be the same as someone else's. A Common goal, but as many paths to it as there are people.

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ashleigh

One of the first paths to openly accept members of our community is the Church of Satan. I notice that most nonchristians usually identify as either pagan or bhuddist and have not run across many atheists either.

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Atlantis

I practice Buddhist meditation and yoga (recognizing the charkas of the body). I also like to study Tibetan and Zen Buddhism, Shamanistic Judaism, Kabbalah, and Pagan religions. I am a deep believer in reincarnation (that the soul has to experience as much as possible to gain knowledge before it gets to move on). Yes, I am weird. 

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Naturopelli

Actually, a truth seeker could be considered agnostic as well. Some agnostics do consider themselves seekers of the truth, but usually proclaim that in this reality, the truth can never be understood or known. Atheists, on the other hand, do not believe in God or a non-physical, spiritual aspect to existence at all.

Unity church has come the closest of all organized religions in synthesizing all beliefs, including Christianity, into one type of worship, in my opinion. They are open and accepting of all sexual identities, as well.

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Ross Mock

"Agnostic" meaning "doubter". Truely fits me as I 've grown to doubt most of organized religions. First of all being Christianity which teaches acceptance of all because Christ loved the sinner (all of us) and He accepted all classes of people (tax collecters, prostitudes, murderers, leapers, the poor, the rich, ect. ect). Honesly amazing the people who "hung out" with the Son of God. To bad organized Christianity has forgotten those fundamental teachings the founder of this religion established. Buddism I know nothing about. I'm afraid of Islam. I hear about ISIS on the news beheading and killing those that it has taken as prisoners in an attempt to "make a statement". Really? But then I guess that I'd been afraid of Christianity 500 years a go when the inquistions were going on. But this is 2014 and that behavior is totally unacceptable. And it leaves me asking why, what for, and how is it working for you?

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bunnykisses
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I, since age 16, have been trying to figure out if Christianity is "the way, the truth, the life". I was raised by parents who are totally committed to Christ and who have fundamentalist beliefs. All Christian values are strongly held by me. Truthfully, I am tired of trying to figure it out. My Christian upbringing has posed a huge conflict for me relative to accepting that being attracted to women is okay. I am deeply loved by my parents; they, however, do not accept this aspect of me. I wonder if there are others out there who have gone through similar trials. Oh, how I could go on and on! I think I will question matters until the day that I die. I surely am hoping that another life exists after this one and that it is "heavenly"! 

Yep...my mother is a born again heavily into the Kool-aid. she loves me but mourns my damned soul. I almost died once and I could hear the "next" . there is no negative outcome, just more growth. no more fear.

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keltheimpossible

@ashleigh

bunnykisses said:

Yep...my mother is a born again heavily into the Kool-aid. she loves me but mourns my damned soul. I almost died once and I could hear the "next" . there is no negative outcome, just more growth. no more fear.

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There is at least ONE openly atheist here-raising hand. 

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I've almost died once and...have nothing to report. No NDE, no sense of anything awaiting me, naught, nichs, nada, zilch! 

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parrkp

Kel. You are in for a nice surprise. And I say this through personal experience. 

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keltheimpossible

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That sounds like I should be expecting kittens, unicorns, and maybe free coffee? Lol.....

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