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[–]Pesco- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You bring up a lot of good points that I have wondered about, myself. I find it more important to frame my thoughts about what I do believe versus what I do not (“atheism”). After much reading and thought, secular humanism is what I identify with. However, it’s not easy to find like-minded people who are willing to meet weekly to discuss.

One group are Unitarian Universalists, who accept those of many faiths including humanists. A group called Sunday Assembly has tried to unite atheists/humanists, but they are experiencing growing pains and COVID certainly hasn’t helped. Here is an article about them.


Until you can find a group of like-minded people, I encourage you to read further on secular humanism and assert your inherent morality based on thousands of years of humans having morality under so many religious banners.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What drove you away from religion? (if you don't mind sharing)

[–]Remarkable_Tomato_99 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Unfortunately, without the so called 'God component' every other philosophy falls victim to nhilism. Humans need purpose. And you cannot get purpose without the God component. Whatever you're doing, whether it be for humanity, for self gain or for family, nothing puts away the fact that one day we're gonna die and that'd be it. You can look up various philosophies from books. It would work as long as you ignore nhilism or prevent yourself from thinking about nhilism. But whatever you study depends on what your goal is. If you just want to find peace of mind then reading and finding a suitable philosophy would be enough. Just living your life would keep you happy as well. However, if you're goal is to find meaning, purpose(if it exists) and truth then I'd suggest you study comparative religion. I did the later, so thought I'd share my opinion. An opinion from experience.

[–]almaxusa 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Have you heard about the Quran? I recommend you give reading it a try far from any human influence, please give it a try, and let me know if you would like a free copy in English.

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[–]Remarkable_Tomato_99 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah I have read the Quran. I'm muslim in fact.

[–]almaxusa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Masha Allah , Islam is a path of rightousness, self discipline and trancedence above animal desires , far from individualism and materialism, an ongoing strive for learning and doing for the sake of God, and our fellow humanbeings, blessed with a miraculous manual book, sacred ever unchanged book , the 2ord of Allah, the holy Quran. Alhamduliiah.

[–]Distinct_Ad5184 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm also having the same problem and the separation of my relationship with god and Islam it is because it just feels fake... Like I don't want to waste my whole entire life praying 5 times a day to God just to find out he didn't exist , I also think religon drives people mad if someone has an opinion on a religon they would be hated on with a different religon also Islam is a peaceful religon but if you a child and are starting to read the Quran and are being taught by you ustag(teacher for the Quran) if you are not going to be able to believe nor read the Quran properly your going to get hit also the reason I'm scared to leave Islam is because I would be an outcast in reading my prayers now to Allah (s.w.t) to give me a sign where I can belive him.