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Talking with friends, the subject of being an atheist came up. Several people mentioned being an atheist, but not wanting to join any groups as they weren't particularly interested in talking about religion.

I said in a matter of fact way, not intending to make a joke, that when I felt lonesome for the company of atheists I just hook up with vegans. Everyone laughed.

So, what are your religious leanings?
 

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I'm agnostic. I don't know, and quite frankly, I don't really care.
 

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Feeling a bit Eat, Pray, Love atm so I chose 'other.'
 

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Haven't there been like 10,003 threads similar to this already?

But maybe they've been on the vegetarian forum and not the vegan one, I dunno.
 

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Atheist. I was forced to go to Catholic school as a kid and after serious doubts had been growing since about 12 years old, when I was 14 I decided to read the whole bible. That did it. I've been an atheist for the 25 years since then. Being that not many people have actually read the whole bible as they just read or know certain "cherry picked" parts, it has been quite interesting when people ask me questions about being an atheist and I talk about things from the bible they are completely unaware of, but yet it's their holy book, not mine.
 

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I keep meaning to check out that book and movie. I like stories about people going out to find themselves and I like Julia Roberts.
Hmmm, I am not a fan of either of those things, so I wouldn't recommend the movie having watched it... but I am sort of 'finding myself' atm. Trying to be less judgmental about those sorts of things especially because I have always had a thing against both hippies and successful, well-off people turning to Eastern philosophies rather than addressing their negative actions in reality. I suppose I am coming to a spiritual path through activism/veganism/punk rock.
 

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Atheist. I was forced to go to Catholic school as a kid and after serious doubts had been growing since about 12 years old, when I was 14 I decided to read the whole bible. That did it. I've been an atheist for the 25 years since then. Being that not many people have actually read the whole bible as they just read or know certain "cherry picked" parts, it has been quite interesting when people ask me questions about being an atheist and I talk about things from the bible they are completely unaware of, but yet it's their holy book, not mine.
That is similar to what happened to me. Once I opened up the old testament and saw how different it was from the popular notions of Christianity and Judiasm, I started looking for alternatives.
 
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