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I was thinking yesterday about how much I miss the personal relationship with Jesus thing. I have shared with some that I currently pray to the mama God from The Shack. She is good to talk to for sure. And maybe I should have talked to her when I felt anxious but it didn’t seem natural. She cares but does she actually do anything. It seems weird to miss it. Some would say just go back. I can’t.

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@mistyinwpg I have totally hung onto the personal relationship with Jesus thing in post-atheism.

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@mike @mistyinwpg AGREED you can do this any way you want, Misty. Don't get sucked into the thinking that there's only one "correct" way to be an Exvangelical. I LOVE my materialist atheist friends but it's possible to be a fundamentalist about anything. We are NOT into that around here. I do a lot of intercessory prayer & I don't really believe in it scientifically, for example? I'm over it.

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@mike @mistyinwpg I have been yelled at more by atheist white male environmentalists/scientists than any other group lately, for identifying as a "heretical Methodist." And for, like, talking to the Earth regularly? I'm real weird, is what I'm saying here. Please be weird too, in your own beautiful ways.

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@mike @mistyinwpg also I've been on this path for about 10 years, I've cycled through a lot of the "acceptable" ways to be a white Exvangelical. It takes time to figure out what you think & feel, & I don't think I'll ever "arrive." I'm way more at peace than I was five years ago, though. It'll get better, Misty. ♥️

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@Melissa @mike thanks to both of you for giving me something to think about.

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