On the topic of souls

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The topic of having a soul has been in my mind for a few days.  The Mr and I were talking to our tenant one night and we were talking about souls.  The tenant believes he has a soul and will continue on when his body dies.  He finds comfort in that thought. 

It kind of makes me sad to think that we don’t have souls, thanks to my childhood indocternation.  But at the same time I like the idea of not having a soul.  I like it because it makes me realize that this is the only life I get so I should do as much as possible.  I do feel more excited about waking up day to day.  I have no reason to worry about my immortal soul. 

I feel soo much happier since coming out.  I dont have someone or something looking over me deciding that if i step out of line that I’m damned forever.  It really is a freeing feeling. 

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  1. See, here’s one of the few times being an illegitimate Catholic has advantages. The nuns told me when I was very young that I had no soul. That only people born to married parents had souls and when I died, I would go away forever. At first I tried to be good, so God would do something. . I don’t know what my thought was . . . but I finally came to be at peace with it. I tried a variety of religions over the first 35 years of my life, but that never left me. I always believed that when I died, it was over for me. When I became atheist, that was one thing that did not bother me at all.

    • That’s so crazy that the nuns told you that! Don’t the catholics believe that all children are born in sin or is that another religion/s?

      I am getting used to the idea of no soul but it still kind of bugs me. I don’t know why but it just does. I know I’ll get over it, but after being raised to believe I have a soul and then do a 180 it kind of blowing my mind. I’ve gotten over the fact that there is no god because he never answered my prayers…I always answered my prayers.

      p.s. welcome and thanks for commenting! =)

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