Date: February 19, 2021 04:05PM
Lot's Wife Wrote:
> Wow. So you stopped "magical thinking" after
> 9/11. You abandoned religious belief and became
> first a nihilist and then an atheist. Do I have
> that right?
No. I was never an atheist. I went from a (former Muslim) Mormon to nihlist on 9-11. That wasn't a viable long term world view for me. Too GD hopeless. So I searched around, through the History of Doubt, for alternatives.https://onbeing.org/programs/jennifer-michael-hecht-a-history-of-doubt/
Epicureanism combined with Stoicism probably comes closest to what I believe now, but Epicureans and Stoics are a rare breed these days. Pantheism also works, the religion of Einstein and Richard Dawkins.
> Because I'm having trouble fitting your 15 or so
> years as a Muslim into that framework. Does Islam
> fit into your nihilistic phase or your subsequent
> atheistic phase?
You don't really 'quit' Islam, like you do Mormonism. There's no HQ to send in your resignation. So I never 'resigned' from Islam, I just quit believing in any kind of organized religion on 9-11, but especially Islam and Mormonism.