Topic: Is anyone else an atheist with BC besides me?

Forum: Life After Breast Cancer — Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2008 11:39PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2008 11:39PM

thedudess wrote:

Hi I am newly diagnosed and I know alot of people rely on their faith for support and find great peace with that, however I am a atheist and was wondering if anyone else here was also.

thanks

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Sep 22, 2022 09:45PM cardplayer wrote:

Love the meme Alice.

My paternal grandmother kept a kosher kitchen. One set for meat, one set for dairy. I was forever mixing up glasses and dishes, since my family didn’t keep kosher. My grandfather kept a hot plate and frying pan in the basement. That way he could cook bacon whenever he wanted. He also had a tattoo of a pig with a K (for kosher) on his foot. Grandpa was quite the rebel.

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Sep 22, 2022 09:52PM spookiesmom2 wrote:

Grace. There, I said it. Let’s eat.

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Sep 22, 2022 10:33PM alicebastable wrote:

Cardplayer, I adore your Grandpa!

Spookiesmom, I remember kids saying "Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub, yaaay God" to piss off adults. I thought it got right to the point.

I need to find something to use on Thanksgiving (or any day) that thanks the earth. Maybe this riff on a Christian blessing that I just thought of:

Thank you for the food we eat, thank you for the friends we meet, thank you for the life we live, thank you, Earth, for all you give.

Suggestion welcome!


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Sep 22, 2022 10:36PM wren44 wrote:

Alice, I like that one.

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Sep 22, 2022 10:38PM threetree wrote:

Alice - Funny meme. Never heard the "Rub-a-dub-dub" one that kids said. When I was a kid, that sentiment was expressed with, "Good food, good meat, good God, let's eat!"

I do respect that grace means a lot to many people, so whenever I'm at a table where someone says grace, I just sit quietly and politely. We never said it while I was growing up, but some of my friends families always did.

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Sep 22, 2022 11:09PM miriandra wrote:

One way to test the waters is to say "Blessed Be" instead of "Amen". All the pagans and earth-religion people will look up.

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Sep 22, 2022 11:12PM cardplayer wrote:

Alice - since we have different beliefs in our family, at Thanksgiving we go around the table and say what we’re thankful for. No prayers.

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Sep 23, 2022 12:04AM alicebastable wrote:

Cardplayer, what a nice tradition!

Miriandra, that would get a couple different responses: a knowing wink from the open-minded, and an "amen" from those who latched onto the "blessed" part. I was shocked and highly amused to see a FB meme that said something similarly snarky, and all the comments were "amen" with crosses and other silly paraphernalia. Which merely reinforced my opinion that the more religious people are, the lower their IQs.

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Sep 23, 2022 02:03AM nkb wrote:

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Sep 23, 2022 05:29AM alicebastable wrote:

That nailed it perfectly.

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