Originally posted by AgnosticWarrior
I only know a few in real life and they're all the hard core type.
In what context? Are they all in the same place? Do they know each other?
I only have a few minutes.
I realize hard core Atheists think if you believe something that can't be proven - - that is religious. I do not agree.
The age of the universe and all it encompasses - - - is so many billions of years old - - - there simply is no way of knowing all there is to know
about how life and consciousness came about.
I do believe original life and consciousness evolved naturally from energy and matter. However - - I believe humans are in-part a created race. I
see nothing wrong with believing that. I don't consider it religious in any way.
I started out Christian - evolved through New Age - Spirituality etc. I now consider myself Atheist. Other people like me evolve through their
Read this: THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL ATHEISM
Generally, Spiritual Atheists are people who do not believe in a literal "God" (thus the term "Atheist"), but still consider themselves to be
(often deeply) "Spiritual" people.
There is no consensus among Spiritual Atheists regarding the literal existence of one's own "spirit" or a collective "spirit"; however, there is
consensus that if any "spirit" does exist, it is not external to the universe and it is not "supernatural". Spiritual Atheists believe that
nothing that exists or happens violates the nature of the universe; they believe that all such things only further define the nature of the
For Spiritual Atheists, being "Spiritual" means (at the very least) to nurture thoughts, words, and actions that are in harmony with the idea that
the entire universe is, in some way, connected; even if only by the mysterious flow of cause and effect at every scale.
Therefore, Spiritual Atheists generally feel that as they go about their lives striving to be personally healthy and happy, they should also be
striving to help the world around them be healthy and happy. (This empowering concept is referred to as "Wholistic Ethics".)