Nora

Location:

Norcross, GA
Hometown: Houston, TX

Member since:

August 29, 2013

Are you questioning your religion? If so, tell us about your struggle. If you have been a nonbeliever for a while, how long has it been? How did you arrive at your nonbelief?

I'm not questioning my religion so much as what to call myself now that I've given up Christianity. I've been questioning its contradictions since I was a kid, and after enduring spiritual abuse for being gay, I eventually gave the whole thing up and started questioning religion in general a few years ago. The "atheist" label doesn't feel quite right yet. I prefer to think of myself, others, and nature as part of an evolving universal consciousness. I enjoy learning about the few good principles in religions, but I think the dogma is unnecessary and essentially harmful. I still enjoy gospel music and godly sayings but only on a cultural level--they feel like a part of my Black heritage instead of my personal belief system.

Are you interested in connecting with others offline?

Yes.

Are you willing to contribute when you can through reasonable dues & freewill donations to help cover Meetup fees and other group costs?

Sure.

Introduction

Native Texan new to the Atlanta area.


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