Coping Strategies: How have you come to forgive yourself for harm you caused to you and others by acting in accordance with your former beliefs?
"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg How have you come to forgive yourself for harm you caused to you and others by acting in accordance with your former beliefs?
Most twelve-step programs are based on a system which encourages development of a spiritual basis for living. Although early in the steps, they refer only to “a power greater than yourself,” by the […]
It can sometimes be challenging to interact with those who base their life's principles and beliefs on the edicts of a deity you are convinced does not exist. What are your strategies for maintaining your dignity and authenticity while respecting the rights of others to believe as they wish?
Dealing with the loss of a loved one without the hope of a reunion in the hereafter is one of the most difficult transitions to face. How have you dealt with death since becoming temporal/secular?
When we decide to become temporal, the reaction of those we call friends can sometimes be surprising. What has your experience been and how do you maintain your relationships in the face of skepticism and intolerance?
Holding different beliefs from other family members can create awkward situations when attending holiday get-togethers and traditional rituals, such as weddings, funerals, etc. What do you do to get through these situations with grace? […]