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transition to atheism [personal]

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Uploaded on Jul 11, 2009

music: 'helicopter' © TheraminTrees http://theramintrees.bandcamp.com/tra...
My personal story of de-programming from christianity — told for transparency, and to honour the people who've been mailing me lately, sharing their own private stories of religious doubts. To those people, my respect and good wishes.

A WORD ABOUT TRANSITIONS
Going through transitions can feel like a destructive, painful process. I give a model of transition here which can be applied to many different episodes in life — partly to affirm that those difficult feelings are a healthy part of the process of letting go. Anger, pain, despair, emptiness: these are not pathological responses to loss or bereavement. Feeling these things shows we are connected with ourselves, and help prepare us for embracing new, strange-feeling futures, and moving forward.

This is one of two videos — and atheist diptych, if you will — giving an account of my journey into atheism. While this one looks at the emotional side, the accompanying video — 'atheism as congruence' — deals with the cognitive side of my transition.

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