Misha L.

Location:

Colorado Springs, CO

Member since:

August 10, 2012

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What do you hope to get from this Freethinkers group

Interaction with people who are interested in thinking critically and perhaps challenging each other's beliefs.

How did you come to your current ideas about religion

Since a gradual disillusionment with magical thinking as a teenager, my ideas about religion have developed, and now I basically think of them as comforting myths that are on a par with other fairytales (with occasionally worthwhile morals of the story, but never so profound as to warrant the ongoing widespread indoctrination of people). There is no single event I can point to, but such things as developing some skill in critical thinking and logic, understanding the role of evidence in supporting the truth of a belief, noticing that scientific and secular accounts are often much more interesting than the dumbed-down or obscurantist narratives found throughout religious and spiritualistic literature, seeing the prevalence of self-deception in psychology (which in terms of religion is basically a mortality coping mechanism) have clarified the absurdity of religious belief and other kinds of magical thinking. I've also been inspired by people like Christopher Hitchens and A.C. Grayling.

What type of events might appeal most to you.

No answer yet

Introduction

I have lived in Colorado Springs for 17 years, have a bachelors degree in analytic philosophy and experimental psychology (UCCS, 2012), and am running for CO-5 on the Green Party ticket.


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