Editor’s Note: After a quiet life, raising her kids and forgetting about the power that religion once had in her life, she met famous atheist Dan Barker. That changed everything. /Linda LaScola, Editor ========================= By Maureen Hart After 18 years in the convent as a Catholic nursing nun, I had an “aha” realization, recognized the God myth, and left religion. It was a whirlwind time of years adjusting to the newness of secular life, finding housing and employment and meeting and marrying my fine husband (a non-believer, former Catholic). We had our family and careers. I was busy and content with life. Introspective analysis of my God-to-Godless transition was not high on the to-do list.Fast-forward 25 years post-faith. We were now retired and moved from NY to rural Maine. As fate would have it, I received a life-changing gift in the guise of an elderly delightful Danish curmudgeon. Gunnar was deeply philosophical, schooled in classical literature and music and a devout atheist. I admired his wisdom. With lots of thinking, I formulated my godless perspective. He introduced us to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. In the FFRF newsletter we learned that co-president Dan Barker, a former minister, would be speaking to atheists in Maine. We took the opportunity to… Read full this story
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