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Recovering from Religion - Phoenix Message Board › Another QUESTION for our members

Another QUESTION for our members

Bob
user 2326427
Phoenix, AZ
Post #: 221
I'm wondering what reaction our members might have to the following statement:

"Most people no longer identify with a particular religion, but they still feel they want to connect to something that's bigger than themselves. When you don't have a trusted tradition to provide the answers, a crisis of meaning can occur." Thomas Plante
Dana D.
user 90187162
Surprise, AZ
Post #: 6
That is a good question. I think for some of us coming out of religion we had been taught through bible teachings and/or religious leaders a sense of "selflessness," in that we are to look to the other person's good or welfare which is a good thing, imo. There are lots of religious programs that people can get involved with that give one a sense of purpose.

So, no longer identifying with any particular religion, or looking to a religious leader to provide that answer I find there is still the need to connect to something larger for meaning. However, with 'God' removed from the equation, my perspective has changed somewhat but just not sure entirely in what way.

My 2cents worth while pondering the question.
Chris
user 35999192
Group Organizer
Phoenix, AZ
Post #: 13
Neil DeGrasse Tyson's perspective: http://www.youtube.co...­ :)
Dana D.
user 90187162
Surprise, AZ
Post #: 7
Neil DeGrasse Tyson's perspective: http://www.youtube.co...­ :)
What a healthy and refreshing perspective! I really like what he had to say about our connectivity to the universe with our atoms, and yes we want to feel relevant. There is so much to learn... Nice share Chris, thank you. smile
Chris
user 35999192
Group Organizer
Phoenix, AZ
Post #: 21
If you liked that one, try this one:

"We are part of this universe, we are in this universe, the universe itself exists within us!"

http://www.youtube.co...­
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