Originally posted by pcaspian
Originally posted by Aynat
[b]With all the various discussions of religion and spirituality....
Do you act/not act in a particular way? Does it affect where and how you spend your money?
Leave the rhetoric and theory behind, t ...[text shortened]... ould probably be more anxious about growing old and dying.
[/b]I am an athiest, yet i hold no fear of death either. It seems likely (not certain though) that after I die, there will be no more me, so I shan't feel any pain or suffering - what is there to fear?
I think the reason that many Christian moral beliefs are ingrained on our society as a whole is in part because of the history of Christianity. Mostly, though, I think it's because the ones that coincide are the ones that are simply human moral beliefs - ie not killing/harming others, not stealing etc.
As for how what I believe (or rather, don't believe) affects my life, well, I have Sundays free
. That's a serious note really btw. I don't feel the need to perform any of the silly rituals involved with religion; going to church, praying etc, nor do I feel any guilt for missing any of them.
I don't feel beholden to a particular way of thinking, I can be flexible in my beliefs, if someone provides me with a convincing enough argument, I can change my mind on spiritual matters, something I think those who are bogged down by a particular belief find difficult.