I learned this week that my best friend is struggling mightily with my deconstruction and deeply grieving a loss of our spiritual bond. As a result we are talking less and spending less time together and the loss of closeness is making me the loneliest I have been at any point during this process. I am trying so hard to empathize with how she’s feeling but I am also incredibly wounded by the distance. Wisdom and experience welcome.

“The river did what she does. Life moved on.”

Favorite chapter of so far, and exactly what I needed to read this morning. @vishnu

@ksmith I highly recommend his writings, if you enjoy the logic of agnosticism. Many are free on Kindle.

“Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!”
-Robert Ingersoll

Sonora boosted

is finally on audible. If you’re one of the people who was waiting like me! 😉

@alastair mmhmm yes, for sure. I am also mourning the loss of the God I believed to be by my side my whole life. The two combined makes for some ... discomfort.

I have to wake my cat up in the middle of the day so she will sleep most of the night. What even is my life?

@Leah Thanks for this :) Hope and I are on the outs these days, and I’ve been looking for sources of it outside religion.

@vishnu I’ve been thinking about this since you posted it. I have to agree with @kg and ask: Who gets to decide what is flowers and what is weeds? Who gets to police the beds? I think it is unlikely that we could agree on one protocol, as much as the idea of such unity is appealing. I think the best we can hope to accomplish is a community garden type setting where we all garden in side by side plots.

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