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What Its Really Like To Live Without God

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 in God | 0 comments

I’m claiming a twitter hash tag thingy.

I know, I know, how PROGRESSIVE of me.

It’s because I get these moments every day (literally, every day) where I think, ‘Far out, I’m so happy I’m not a Christian anymore.’

Like this morning when I called my Granny. My Grandad recently passed away and she’s been lonely.  We had a 20 minute conversation during which she kept asking me if I liked being a Police Officer and I kept reminding her that it’s my sister who’s a Police Officer and I’m actually… well, sort of nothing right now. Which is probably why she continues to think I’m a Police Officer.

When I hung up from that phone call, I remembered that my Dad’s Dad, my Grandpa, was also alone and lonely for two whole years after my Grandma passed away.

I managed to call him once.  Once in the whole two years.

Because I was too busy being a Pastor instead.

While that memory made me sad, it also reminded how wonderful it is that I’m out. Just another small moment of gratefulness in my day…

So I am claiming a twitter hashtag to start cataloguing these moments that remind me that I’m so happy for the new freedom that I now live in. Humanism, atheism, rationalism, just-living-ism, whatever you want to call it just doesn’t get celebrated enough I think. The most popular tweet I’ve ever tweeted is below:

Life without God is beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positivity. More of that peoples. Put it out there.

The hashtag is #withoutgod.

I chose it because there’s a lot of Christians using that phrase to perpetuate that life #withoutgod is awful through such ridiculous statements like those below:

 

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Of course life without God works. We’re not all breaking down out here. And plenty of people are ‘successful’ without God having anything to do with it.

When I used to think of those backsliders, those who were blinded, who fell away, I used to think of them as sad. As people who were lost and searching for something. Even if they were successful, they were searching for something. I used to think my life would be awful and a mess without God.

I didn’t realise I would feel like I do now. Free. Expanded. Whole.

So I want to take it back. I want to make the conversation about life without God about what Life Is Really Like Without God, not just what Christians think it’d be like.

If you’re enjoying life #withoutgod then let the twitter-sphere know by hash tagging your happiness would you?



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