The Seven-Letter-Word

Call me an atheist, if you will, but do know this…

Doing so is too narrow a charge of contempt… I am also an infidel, heathen, heretic, blasphemer, and apostate.

Call me an atheist, if you will, but do know this…

My non-belief is not casual or wishy-washy in the least… I am also a non-theist and anti-theist.

Call me an atheist, if you will, but do know this…

I am also an agnostic, skeptic, freethinker, humanist, scientist, rationalist, naturalist, ecologist, feminist, secularist, existentialist, and libertarian.

Call me an atheist, if you will, but do know this…

Doing so tells you almost nothing about who I am, what my ethics are, and what I stand for.

Call me an atheist, if you will, but do know this…

I love life.

I love myself.

I care about my fellow creatures.

And I have a DEEP REVERENCE for science, knowledge, freedom, honesty, beauty, opportunity, gratitude, integrity, creativity, curiosity, friendship, adventure, diversity, community, humility, generosity, fair play, enjoyment, thrift, forgiveness, understanding, spontaneity, affection, passion, empathy, autonomy, responsibility, reason, justice, courage, and compassion…

each and every one of the above quite capable of standing on its own merits without sanction from any “authority”, earthly or divine.

But even more to the point…

My reverence for, and my motivation to practice, all the above requires no appeal to belief in the unbelievable.

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Frank J Peter View All →

A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!

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    • Music to my ears, Stephanie! Resonance, not to be confused with group think and conformity, right?! : ) I am glad you found our little circle of friends here and that we found you, too! Thanks and peace.

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  1. Excellent Frank. You not only allowed us to get a better understanding of who you are and what you believe, you have also accurately described me as well. I don’t like people labeling me for the very reason you stated above:

    “Doing so tells you almost nothing about who I am, what my ethics are, and what I stand for.”

    Exactly. Well done sir.

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