posted on Nov, 12 2008 @ 12:17 PM
Atheist huh? Cool.
Hey i just thought I would chime in with something not directly related to whether or not God exists, but nonetheless helpful for someone who is
searching for truth.
I went through the same trying time as described in the OP. Heck I am still looking for the truth (probably will be for a while longer).
I find that when one is brought up under the umbrella of Christianity, it can be quite terrifying when you first take away the comfort of the
knowledge of an afterlife. This is, in a way, what keeps many people coming back to organized religion: the promise of the continuity of consciousness
through the death of the body.
If, by chance, you are still feeling twinges of this fear; might I suggest a few paths:
Look up "Lucid Dreaming". Read all about it. Get excited about it, and before you know it, you will experience it. The first time is easy. If you
are lucky, this will progress into OOBE's and Astral Projection.
I know that many people will write these things off as mechanations of the brain, and many of those that do have probably never experienced them first
There is something unique, something that can not be passed on through words, about esoteric experieces. Those that are not privy, can not possibly
understand all of the implications.
What am I getting at? When you have these experiences that I mentioned above, you will no longer doubt that there is some sort of existance outside of
the body. This will abate any fear that you might have had.
It goes no further towards proving the existance of a God, but it makes all of ones searching seem a bit safer.
Who knows, perhaps it would be the head of a new path to some sort of answer for you.
I wont tell you what my ideas on God are, as nothing holds any meaning until you find it for yourself.