A few weeks ago, I took part in a discussion about the soul of a person with a split brain (When through surgery or incident, a persons left and right brain hemispheres are severed from each other). This is one of my responses, built on a discussion I’ve had years ago while romping around on a university campus. In no way, is this a scientific proof, but I thought it’s an interesting way of trying to understand the religious mindset and the almost survivalist response from religious people. I’m really looking forward to anyone’s perspective on this idea.
I believe in living an Authentic Life, by this I mean one based in being present and conscientious, in truth and honesty, practicing gratitude, empathy and compassion, and being faithless (I’m still grasping this one, but it’s not about religion). Since I started my journey of self discovery, which is so intertwined with finding my Truth and revealing my atheism, I have been moving closer and closer to being more my Authentic self – I finally feel connected and at peace with who I am, still knowing there’s a lot to learn about me.
Religion denies us the opportunity to find ourselves, it isn’t about seeking out “truth”, but rather accepting someone else’s.