You're awesomeI love you!!! butttt try not to use anorexia as an equivalent for not eating, it's a mental illness and I just feel like people forget that sometimes maybe? i know you have good intentions! xx <3
Well, I was comparing anorexia to overeating because they’re both eating disorders—unhealthy relationships with food.
So how come you only pick on one religion instead of all of them
All religion is the same. If I’ve mentioned Christianity it’s because it was the religion I was brought up on and believed in until a year ago, so I’m the most familiar with it. If I were born in Saudi Arabia, I’d almost certainly have Muslim parents who taught me to believe in Islam, so I’m sure I’d mention that more often.
Your Opinion if i may: You discuss a lot how non-sensical religion can be, what's your opinion on conspiracy theories. I've seen an uptake in this way of thinking the past few years even among people who I thought were "rational" I personally feel it is more destructive at times than religious dogma. Thoughts?
I’m reading a book encompassing all types of beliefs and why we believe them right now actually! It’s called The Believing Brain From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies by Michael Shermer. I’m not very far into it yet (chapter 3) but I’m enjoying it so far despite it being a little wordy. I’ve definitely fallen for conspiracy before, as I had with religion so I think of it the same way. Until the idea is testable and there is unmistakeable evidence or undeniable proof, I have no reason to believe it.
Can a non-believer still feel blessed? Or is it more accurate to say "lucky"?
Not blessed, because that’s inferring someone or something is doing the blessing. Of course I feel fortunate when things are going well. I attribute my lucky days to work, knowledge, common sense, the company I keep, and chance among plenty of other things. It’s just that my appreciation and gratefulness goes to people and things on Earth, and not to any deity.