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Seeking faith as an atheist.

I've been an atheist for most of my life. I've never been to a formal church service outside of a wedding or a funeral. Recently I've realized that I politically agree with the leftist interpretation of the teachings of Christ. I still don't believe in the supernatural aspects of the Christian faith. Would it be wrong for me to seek out a left leaning sect like Unitarians? I'm worried that this is, at the very least, intellectually dishonest to my own beliefs, and more likely, selfish for the church I'd pursue. I'm looking for guidance on how to proceed. I apologize if I've offended the faithful with a misunderstanding of their beliefs. Part of my desire for this is that of community and connection with fellow left leaning folks.
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2014 - 41 answers

What's the deal with meditation?

How and why does meditation work? How does one do it properly (that is, in the way in which one may extract the most benefits)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2012 - 29 answers

I confirm that this is a sticky situation!

What should I get my sister for her (Roman Catholic) confirmation? Wrinkle: I'm an atheist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 - 31 answers

Dealing with death...as an atheist.

How can I help my wife deal with the death of a loved one? I am an atheist and I find it hard. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2011 - 28 answers

Atheist ISO non-religious Al-Anon-style support

I am very deeply in love with and married to a man who has substance abuse problems - particularly alchohol and cigarettes. I am not interested in leaving him. My powerlessness to help him causes me pain, and my misguided attempts to "fix" him are painful for him. Watching him destroy himself is destroying me, and is making me less loving a partner than he deserves. I've looked into Al-anon but, being passionately atheist and unable to reconcile myself with its higher power BS, I have not been to any meetings. Please help me find alternatives. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2010 - 23 answers

I just want to make my own choices!

Atheist and (closet) atheist couple. Parents want a catholic wedding and lots more hassle from us. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2010 - 44 answers

A kinder, gentler atheism?

After several years of soul searching, I have decided that at best, I'm agnostic, and am borderline atheist. The main reason can be traced to too much skepticism and rational thinking - I simply don't believe that a supernatural god can bend the rules of nature. We as a society are getting too advanced for religion, and science is starting to explain a lot of what we chalked up to a divine being. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 - 34 answers

How to survive/thrive in AA when you don't really "believe" in the AA program?

AlcoholismFilter: Members of AA who “take what you want, and leave the rest”. How exactly do you DO this? What do you “take”, and what do you ignore? How can I benefit from the mutual support and encouragement of an AA group, and help others and myself, while there are many things about AA I disagree with? (Non-AA groups not available in my area). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Letting go of God: Help me deal with my atheism and the five stages of grief. I'm in the fourth stage now.

Please give advice on how to accept my atheism, let go of God and the need for one, how to get over the fourth stage of grief/letting go (depression), and how to find my passion for life again! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 46 answers

Atheist therapists?

How to find an atheist-friendly therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2009 - 14 answers

Stuck between Rev and a hard place

Again, my childhood reverend is trying to convince me to be religious. How do I deal with him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2008 - 34 answers

What is involved in a Catholic wedding couples consultation?

Pre-marriage Catholic priest consultation - what to expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2007 - 29 answers

In marriage, what is more powerful: Love or God?

I love my wife. She is deeply religious. I have become an atheist. Do I tell her? What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2006 - 70 answers

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