Goodbye and good luck

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  1. Disappearinghead profile image76
    Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago

    I've been on Hubpages for a few years now and in that time I've come out of Church, spent a lot of time here in the cut and thrust of debate, and spent much time reassessing what I believed. Theological discussion has some value for intellectual debate, and the old back and forth arguments about the evidence or not for God and the concepts of free will don't change but only serve to inflate egos. At the end of the day religion may serve as a comfort to some but I am of the view that it only has value if it can produce practical solutions to real issues.

    I've now reached a point where by examining the events and situations in my life and those of family and friends, I simply see no evidence for a presence, intervention, interest, active role, or otherwise, of a God. Thus I no longer see any value in being a member of this site. I shall be around until next weekend,  whereupon I shall unpublish my hubs and sign off.

    This is not a victory for atheism and to the believers here I say carry on and be happy. But for me I think it's time to live my own life, make my own decisions without reference to a bible or God, and find other things to do.

    I wish you all well, it has been fun.

    Kevin.

    1. JMcFarland profile image85
      JMcFarlandposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You will be missed, Kevin.   I've enjoyed our interactions.

    2. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      NOOOOOOOOO, YOU'RE  a valued and esteemed member of the Hub community.  Don't leave, your hubs are wonderful, intelligent, and succinct!   NOOOOOO.........don't leave!
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8539426.jpg
      Please DON'T leave, you will be GREATLY MISSED!  YOU are one of the nice person at HubPages!

    3. EncephaloiDead profile image58
      EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, but a huge victory for you. smile

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      Deepes Mindposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      All the best to you in your journey

    5. Righteous Atheist profile image60
      Righteous Atheistposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      ciao.

      Good luck with your new reality. big_smile

    6. aguasilver profile image72
      aguasilverposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well we have travelled from Hub friends to antagonists and all points in between, but I am also sorry you will go, I have not been here much the last year either, also concentrating on finding my way, I wish you well and let's hope we meet again sometime.

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      Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I enjoyed our conversations throughout your process. I glad you found something that works for you.

      Good luck.

    8. BuddiNsense profile image58
      BuddiNsenseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good bye and good luck,
      Leaving hubpages and spending time for oneself and ones loved ones, I think, is a good decision.

    9. profile image0
      MysticMoonlightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Farewell, Kevin. I wish you peace and great blessings on your path and for your journey ahead.

    10. flpalermo profile image60
      flpalermoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What a shame. I just read some of your Hubs and they were great, especially the one "Is Sin Hereditary." I was preparing a response, for I was "enlightened" by your understanding of devine revelation. The god of this world has wanted you for some time, don't accept his invitation. Come back to life. A friend.

      1. flpalermo profile image60
        flpalermoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Then the LORD said to Kevin: Why are you so angry? Why is your face downcast? [ due to your problems].
        If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not what is right, sin lies at the door [of your mind]. It desires to have you – but you MUST rule over it. Be strong and repent. You have not received the word among the thorns. Don’t let the world and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of pride, and of this life, choke the word and you become unfruitful.  Your Hubs have helped a lot of people here at Hub pages. How far is God from us? As far as our knees are to the floor!
        He is waiting there to extend a helping hand. He will accept you.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    I will be so sorry to see you go.  I enjoy your posts so often, though we don't interact a lot.  I wish you all the best as you continue your journey elsewhere.  May you find peace and joy along the road and be enriched by many rich and interesting people.

    Bon voyage, Kevin.  Maybe you'll feel compelled to pop in now and then.

    smile

  3. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    DH, you will be missed. Your discussions and input have been valuable.

    May your journey be long and fruitful.

    Farewell, my friend.

    All the best,
    Rod Martin, Jr.

  4. Os Cevallos profile image59
    Os Cevallosposted 4 years ago

    Sadly I came to the same conclusion a few weeks ago after 40 years of believing there was a god but then I just realized that citing a book written so many thousands of years ago by men does not serve as evidence. On top of that I cannot believe anymore in a god that let so many billions of people during all of history suffer the way they have suffered. Wars, genocide, slavery, abuse, hunger...there is no way I can keep believing. I wish you luck in your new journey!

  5. EncephaloiDead profile image58
    EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years ago

    It appears Kevin is back, I see activity in his profile as of 10 hours ago.

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      Emile Rposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I can't say that I've seen anyone say goodbye who actually stayed gone. This site is more addictive than they realize.

      1. janesix profile image60
        janesixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It is addictive. I try to stay away but I always fail.

      2. Sed-me profile image81
        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Utter nonsense! smile

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          Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          smile Rubbish, I agree.

  6. bBerean profile image60
    bBereanposted 4 years ago

    I am not addicted.  I can quit anytime I want to.  I left for a couple months, so that proves it.   I could quit anytime....

    (First you must admit you have a problem). wink

  7. Sed-me profile image81
    Sed-meposted 4 years ago

    When we find a forum we really like, it creates a sort of background noise in our head. It's the voices of the ppl who post here. Many, now-a-days have, for what ever reason, a bent for isolation. We don't want to be hassled by the outside world, but we don't want to be lonely. We grow accustomed to these "voices in our heads." Some are friendly, some are much less so, but they create a simulation of community. If we do not replace that community, upon leaving a daily visited forum, we find ourselves in a suddenly silent world which can be a jolt for some. For me, it wasn't so much a jolt as much as a leaking tub effect... You're trying to figure out whether or not to just add some more water or just get out. It could go either way and you'd be fine, but a full tub seems preferable. Sometimes you gotta add water, sometimes you gotta pull the plug.

    Did I put too much thought into that? <She asked the voices in her head.>

 
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