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Old 11-15-11, 10:20 PM
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A thread for ADHDers to discuss how atheism/agnosticism have helped them with ADHD, comorbid conditions, and life in general.
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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

I think that not being fatalistic helps. Like if I believed that there was a God who had a plan for me, who made me have ADHD, or if I had chosen to have ADHD in this incarnation, it would have made me angrier..

Instead, I just kind of have a sh-- happens philosophy about it.

Apart from that, I also tend to try to find solutions within myself and in this world, and actively, instead of looking for (or just waiting for) external (spiritual) support.

I don't know that being an atheist helps, necessarily. But it doesn't hurt, either.
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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

Logic and Science > Theism at an infinity to zero ratio.
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Logic and Science > Theism at an infinity to zero ratio.

it helps you by allowing you to feel superior?
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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

I guess reason and logic keep me on the right track. They are the rails for my crazy train. I'm not sure how it all fits into my ADD, I didn't blame God for it because at the time when I still believed, I didn't know I had ADD. Now I just say "Oh well, I lost that genetic lottery".

Logic and reason are precious to me. I feel lucky to have a decent grasp on both. My ADD brain can mess with my emotions and though process, but at least I have an anchor.
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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

Spacemaster,

You sum up my feelings on the matter perfectly.

Great post.
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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

I guess I am at a stage, at least as regards to grand questions of life and existence, where reason/logic on the one hand and spirituality in the broadest sense on the other begin to form a synthesis of sorts and are no longer in opposition.
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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

so... what about ignosticism? is it included?
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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

Do you mean agnosticism?
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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

no, i mean ignosticism...

atheism doesn't suit me -- no way to test that there isn't "god."
agnosticism doesn't suit me -- i don't know if one can or can't know anything about "god," to say one does or doesn't know something about "god" means that an opinion about "god" has been formed...and because it can't be tested (except through, perhaps, personal experience -- which wouldn't cut it for me, if it was YOUR personal experience.)
ignosticism suits me better -- "god" is so loosely defined and understood through out time, cultures, and individuals that discussion or hypothesizing about "god" is meaningless, even if there were a testable claim and verifiable answer, so... it seems reasonable, to me, to hold off on any opinion of "god"...

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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

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no, i mean ignosticism...

atheism doesn't suit me -- no way to test that there isn't "god."
agnosticism doesn't suit me -- i don't know if one can or can't know anything about "god," to say one does or doesn't know something about "god" means that an opinion about "god" has been formed...and because it can't be tested (except through, perhaps, personal experience -- which wouldn't cut it for me, if it was YOUR personal experience.)
ignosticism suits me better -- "god" is so loosely defined and understood through out time, cultures, and individuals that discussion or hypothesizing about "god" is meaningless, even if there were a testable claim and verifiable answer, so... it seems reasonable, to me, to hold off on any opinion of "god"...

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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

I don't know how much believing in a god would affect anything, but I think not believing in the concept of a "soul," such as the lack of distinction between the mind and the soul or anything like that, perhaps makes dealing with meds that change your neurochemistry a very different experience.
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So is our god Seth, the egyptian god of chaos??
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So is our god Seth, the egyptian god of chaos??
If there was no god,

would god need to be replaced?

What could god be replaced with?

What might be the purpose of god?





I tried to have a god,

but once I became this,

then I wasn't that.


And that doesn't work for me.


I need everything equal to one.



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Re: Atheist ADDF Community thread.

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A thread for ADHDers to discuss how atheism/agnosticism have helped them with ADHD, comorbid conditions, and life in general.
I find this thread liberating Abi thanks.

The first day I started taking medication.

Something about the world changed when the medication worked.

For example,

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In the lyrics from the song written by Bob Marley, "Running Away".

"You must have done something wrong ,

Why can't you find out where you belong?"


I always took those lyrics as me doing something wrong.

And that I was the problem.

Guilty?

When in actual fact.

Many of my problems where caused by my ADHD impairment.


Because we didn't know I was ADHD.

my father and mother and I's relationship was not always nice.

I would always work physically extra hard helping him when exam time came.

And over time, my parents never got mad at me anymore.

They didn't even wake me up for school in high school.

But I still went.

I loved the word hypothesis.



It was nobody's fault because nobody knew what was ADHD.

My father never physically spanked me more than anybody else at the time.

But if we knew what we knew now life would have been much different for sure.


I wonder what we will know tomorrow?

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