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It can be the hardest at Christmas, particularly since my daughter has chosen my husband's "side" in the spirituality debate, thanks to her deeply alternative school (full of anarchist vegan atheists) even though she came to church with me extensively when she was little (we let her choose her spiritual stance without judgement; we're THOSE parents).
This causes a lot of changing channels between the two competing radio stations that play holiday music when we're all in the car.
Gnostic is related to the Greek word gnōsis, "knowledge," which was used by early Christian writers to mean "higher, esoteric knowledge of spiritual things"; hence, Gnostic referred to those with such knowledge.
In coining the term agnostic, Huxley was considering as "Gnostics" a group of his fellow intellectuals—"ists," as he called them—who had eagerly embraced various doctrines or theories that explained the world to their satisfaction.
I love the classic hymns but they'd rather hear the song from The Grinch.
After 22 years together, we know the best way to make our relationship work -- whether we're talking about religion, television shows, or even what we like to eat -- is to understand that we do not have to agree.
When we got sober, my husband tried to find a spirituality that he could accept, but today he's quite happily a staunch agnostic or, as he calls himself, "aspiritual." Throughout our twenty-two year relationship, he's viewed most of my spiritual explorations kindly, supporting me as much as he could. He could care less about church and I could care less about trains, but we're partners so we indulge each other without complaint.
But when I returned to my childhood church, he struggled -- just like I struggled when he gave up all attempts at spirituality around the same time. Ultimately, being married to an atheist as a believer is just like being married to someone that loves football when you can't stand the sport; you tolerate the differences because that is what couples do.
and was so absorbed in destroying the ideas of God that had crept into the minds of his neighbors that he never saw God manifesting himself in the little child that, half forgotten, lived here and there on the bounty of her dead mother's relatives.This can seem counterintuitive to the concept of mutual interests being what draws most couples together, obviously.But it is learning to love our differences that has made us stronger as a couple.When I was a kid, my mother and I joined a very large "non-denominational" Christian Church, one of the earliest versions of the Mega Churches that exist today. I was in the children's choir, the community was lovely, and we sang from a song book with drawings of long-haired hippies.Everything was great until politics began to creep in and the church began hosting speakers like Jerry Falwell, the ultraconservative pastor and political pundit.We have an International category, add any website from around the globe and we will categorize it for you as we accumulate multiple sites from your country.Atheist websites of Romania was the first International page made.You are highly encouraged to create an account and list your site.Visit the home category for this page: Atheist Websites.My liberal feminist mother couldn't take it and we switched to a progressive Methodist church instead, a return to her childhood religious roots.While I don't feel like I had a particularly religious upbringing, I clearly did. I dumped the idea of a male God and instead prayed to the pagan concept of the Goddess for years.