I've been struggling back and forth between being an atheist and an agnostic for years. The one thing I firmly believe though is that Jesus was just a man, a great man, but a regular human man, not the son of God. I was raised Catholic, and I suppose one of the things I miss is the beauty of the church, they're just lovely structures. I suppose I can still admire them from the outside. Someday I would very much like to visit the Vatican.
We still do all of the Christian holidays, but don't put any religious connotation on them. I find religion absolutely fascinating, I just don't necessarily buy the sales pitch.
It's funny because I actually enjoy church. My daughter recently decided to get baptized and it was nice to be in the church with people who had such good energy but I feet like such a poser. After the baptism, the sermon began and in my head I kept wanting to interject. It was such a weird situation.
Yep, you & Roma both talk about nothing, LOL!
I miss the community. We atheist just sit around and talk about nothing. :-P
I also miss praying, I really do. I tried praying to the universe not too long ago but it felt awkward.
My partner isn't atheist, but is now Pagan. Leaving the Methodist church for her was an act of survival as a lesbian. Still, it was like ripping her insides out, such a loss of community & sense of order & belonging I guess. Seems so sad to me.