Positivity Week: Day 1

Positivity Week Prompt

Day 1: Yourself.
Day 1 is simple. Write about yourself, write a small biography or whatever you want to do, but it has to be positive about yourself.

Being an atheist has shaped me into a more rational, appreciative, and morally responsible person. I have become too easily caught up in knowing what I am that I forget to slow down and reflect on what I like about being those titles. What do I like about being an atheist? A woman? A writer?

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“The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel

I love feeling a connection between my beliefs and the minds of others, like Hirsi Ali and Diderot and Chekhov.

One of the best things about being an atheist has been having both the ability and privilege to tailor my beliefs to fit myself rather than tailoring myself to fit my religion. I wear no other clothes than the ones I have created. I am naked and beautiful and longing, like the songbird after moulting at ease in its nest, perhaps too often viewed as cold.

4 comments

  1. thecuriousbum · November 11, 2013

    It’s definitely nice not to have to abide by any one philosophy and even better to not have to believe anything’s divine or “the way.” Keep it up, bud ;)

  2. jr cline · November 11, 2013

    Wonderful blog. It made me think about myself.
    I like feeling a connection between my beliefs and the minds of others too. :-) I also am very happy with the belief system I have tailored.
    Have a terrific Tuesday!

  3. doesitevenmatter3 · November 12, 2013

    I’m participating in Positivity Week, too! Glad to see you are! :-)
    This is a beautiful encouraging post! I am on a journey spiritually and I’m finding out some of the things you already know.
    HUGS, Carolyn :-)

  4. Catholic Tap House · November 15, 2013

    This is an awesome entry

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