Quote Post: Terrence Deacon

What great efforts we exert trying to forget our future fate by submerging the constant angst with innumerable distractions, or trying to convince ourselves the end isn't really what it seems by weaving marvelous [sic] alternative interpretations of what will happen in "the undiscovered country" on the other side of death.

― Terrence Deacon

Resource: How not to talk to former Christians

One of the things I have been frustrated by, as a recovering former fundamentalist Christian, has been the way still-practising Christian friends & family speak to me about what I believe now. Fundamentalist Christians seem to believe they can still “speak into my life” with a “Word from God” the same way they would when I was a believer. It’s arrogant and disrespectful and very unpleasant.

It’s made me realise how insufferable I must have been when I was preaching or “evangelising” to non-Christians when I was a Christian 😕

The resource below from Chrissy Stroop is the best thing I have seen that describes this experience of how practising Fundamentalist Christian friends & family speak to me about my agnosticism. It articulates and explains things in a way that has been helpful to my mental health. I recommend it to all ex-Christians 👍

This graphic is reproduced here for non-commercial purposes. Chrissy’s website is cstroop.com.

Resource: Religious beliefs to unlearn

For many ex-Christians like myself, deprogramming from toxic religious indoctrination takes time. I recently came across this graphic from the team at Happy Whole Way. I think it speaks to a number of the things former fundamentalist believers have to unlearn.

This graphic is republished here with their permission. You can find out more about who they are & what they do on their website: www.happywholeway.com.

Quote Post: Joseph L. Henderson

Death is a mystery for which we must prepare ourselves in the same spirit of submission and humility as we once learned to prepare ourselves for life.

― Joseph L. Henderson

Quote Post: Seth Wynes and Kimberly Nicholas

Top Five Things Each Of Us Can Individually Do To Fight Climate Change

1. Have one fewer child than you were planning to

2. Go car free

3. Fly less

4. Buy green energy

5. Eat a plant-based diet


Source: Seth Wynes and Kimberly A Nicholas 2017 Environ. Res. Lett. 12 074024 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
Source: Seth Wynes and Kimberly A Nicholas 2017 Environ. Res. Lett. 12 074024 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

Quote Post: Bronnie Ware

The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying

1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.


Source: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware
Source: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware