Be open and enjoy being open.

I am strong because I was once ok to feel week and allowed myself the freedom to be ok to be who I was without self-disrespect. I wanted to be more but building a house requires a strong foundation so I worked on that first with self-love and kindness even in my believed weakness, which I realized was the beginning of my strength.   Similarly, as an atheist at the moment of leaving my faith I started with not knowing and at first I was uncomfortable in my believed weakness of not knowing and realizing I could never believe the nonsense in god claims and the religions that supported them, yet I felt in a quandary of not knowing what was true as in just knowing something is a lie does not somehow automatically inform you t what is true. Then with self-love and kindness even in my not knowing what was true, I realized this acknowledged truth was a beginning of my strength in being open to learn and thus know.   I am now strong in my disbelief because I was once willing to feel weak in knowing true information and allowed myself the freedom to be okay to be who I was without self-disrespect inspiring me with the freedom to learn which I have but not just back then, as I am always open to not knowing and this ready to learn. I will sum it up, be open and enjoy being open.   Openness to...

Epilogue: I Found Myself

I often look back on my life and it is hard to imagine those challenges that seemed so impassable and unachievable have disappeared. Now they seem manageable and insignificant. I must never forget my trials and struggles to achieve my triumphs. I must be slow to judge others and see where I can promote change not just be irritated by the strife. Through my personal understanding, I must remember to give others who are struggling gentleness and patience. Now I look forward to my future. I have said a lot and must stay humble, remembering the strongest truth that I am responsible. I must hold dear my thirst for life and remember that all its joy can only happen through my internal...

christofascism (christian and fascism) as well as religiofascism (religion and fascism)

When I was young I raged at the world for abuse I received from my parents. Then I developed some, so I held my parents accountable, raging at them and the world; as so much was out there, like them. Then I fully developed and became an atheist, thus I started to see my parents were two different versions of christofascism (christian and fascism), as well as I saw that relatively all religions in some way are part of religiofascism (religion and fascism) especially how they often force hereditary religion of children by cursive force or oppression and I became an antireligionist atheist raging against religion as well as the lies of...

Atheism creates Individualism?

“Damien, someone told me the other day that – Atheism creates Individualism, would like to know your thoughts on this.” – Questioner   My responce, “I would say atheism inspires intellectual Individualism but also creates a larger motivation for humanism as we realise we need each other and no magic is real to help or save us.” Virtue, Kindness, and Human flourishing? Individualism, Represents Self-Reliance and Hostility to a Connected Humanity  I am a “Real Anarchist” not an “Anarcho-Capitalist” Ethical Thinking or Moral Reasoning Should be Rational AND Emotional In general I am a Universal Ethicist Axiological Dignity Being...

Damien, I’m open AND a Christian!

“Damien, I’m open AND a Christian!” – Challenger   My response, “to me that can’t happen as you will not be open to your belief in god to be wrong and thus not fully open.”   “Damien, are you open to the possibility you may be wrong in your disbelief in God?” – Challenger   My response, “I already found truth to the contrary so no need to even answer such as boomerang question deflecting your lack of wanting to say your not open to ever being willing to let your belief go. Nice try does that work on others?”   Christianity Believers: Consider...