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I am a twenty something blogger in the latter stages of book writing. I hope to build an audience that my book will appeal to, wherever you are. I greatly appreciate the likes, follows and feedback. Hello!

Travel blogger, amateur photographer, wondering wanderer.

I love to travel and I hope to visit every continent in my life. I am also constantly in my own head, trying to make sense of anything and everything. Some say that’s a bad idea.

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I hope to give inspiration to someone somewhere. My blog is a little bit of a niche so I know I won’t appeal to the majority of the blogging world. I am not a religious person. I don’t like that we are promised reward after we die, I love to travel and live life with a little more urgency. Why not have fun today? A life without a belief system isn’t a castle built on sand and I want to prove it in my posts.

I am a curious blogger admitting ignorance and wanting to learn. I heard that the best way to become great at anything is to start believing you are wrong and learn how to put it right. Being a little skeptical opens doors that you have always been told to keep closed and this will hopefully be evident in my writing. Hopefully you will follow me on this blog, maybe even through the same doors.

Thanks for reading and make today awesome!

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    • Thank you, I read your earlier comment and was grateful to see you enjoyed my post. Thank you for the follow and I look forward to reading your posts 🙂

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    • Not even brave enough to use your real (blogger) name? Well, from your comment I highly doubt you have a blog, and that you run around the internet looking for people to dis. Makes you feel good and righteous, I bet.
      Well, if you want to, why not dis me on my blog. I’m a new kind of atheist, one who denies any and all superior beings in our whole universe, yet I believe we have an eternal spirit, and I believe in reincarnation. Must make me even stupider than Sam here. But I would like to know, how does logic (your word) make us atheists superior? All people are equal. In fact, in my personal philosophy, all living being are equal, because we all share one thing in common, life.Life is not a quantitative thing, If you are alive you have exactly as much life as the atheist talking to you, or a Buddhist, or a Jew. Or Sam! She deserves as much life as anyone else.

      You must be talking brain power. Does Sam have more brain power than you? Or are you writing in English because the blog is in English, but your main language is something altogether different. No matter, none of us are stupid. But you are different, you seek out people to tell them they are stupid. What kind of rush. or satisfaction, do you get out of that? Dissing someone you don’t know, and can’t see. I think you should have a talk with your representative of god on earth. Tell him/her what you are doing. Hopefully she will tell you how inappropriate you are being. Everyone has the right to make their own choices, and live the life they want to live. There are so many insults I could throw at you right now, just from the 27 words you used, but why should I? I don;t hate you. In fact I love you as a brother (or sister. but I highly doubt you are female!). I love everyone on earth, (well, maybe not Donald Trump right now, he is abusing his power and does not care if he hurts anyone in the process). But the Americans elected him, so they must see something I do not, since I am a Canadian.
      Gee, I bet you haven’t even read this far, You already know I am superior to you, just like Sam is. You told us so. So at least you have some humility in you. That might be a good place to start…
      I wish you a long and happy life,
      rawgod

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      • Oops, sorry. I didn’t notice your “An Atheist in the Philippines” was a guest column. I automatically took you for a Samantha, or something else feminine. Not that it matters, you were brave enough to put Cynthia’s post on your blog. I am going over my own blogs right now trying to take the term First Life out of it as much as possible. I still believe in it, but seems other readers try to tell me I’m a theist-in-waiting. So, I think being a spiritual atheist who believes in reincarnation is weird enough for now. It’s no use offending people who might otherwise be interested in my Spiritual Atheist views, without bringing a “potential” universal being into the picture. I just hope I can rewrite this without losing any of its potency.So, again, sorry for the mix-up. I guess I am as stupid as Anonymous says an atheist is. But I can live with that…
        rawgod.

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      • Wow, what a post 🙂 Just wanted to say thanks for being so well-written, thorough, and proud of who you are! People that feel the need to condemn another’s beliefs are always wrong, but you are representing a loving truth. ❤ Definitely going to read your blog for more.

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  1. Atheist. Surely a strong word. Well, I am gonna share this small (might be insignificant but okay) experience. Last week, my mom and dad met with an accident , a fatal car crash on an interstate. They nearly escaped it and after they returned home, they said to me that we should be thankful to God that we were saved. Well my question was why be thankful to Him, when the event happened on his watch.

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    • Surely not insignificant to them! This is a story that reminds me why I am not religious, as happy as I am that your parents survived the journey, we should not praise a God that kills around us and spares us. If we praise a God that kills or at least lets suffering happen, are we moral people? Thank you for checking out my blog and providing your thoughts.

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  2. I have, in mid-life, settled comfortably into a place of unknowing, and there is a great deal of freedom in that. No need to defend, argue, convince, force, partition, alienate, or kill based on a concept that is a matter of pure speculation and faith. I’m open to whatever and figure I’ll find out when I die. In the mean time, I put values such as peace, kindness, generosity, thankfulness, and compassion at the forefront – that’s good enough for me. If there is a god, she’ll be satisfied with that or she’s not worth my time and energy. 😀

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    • It is always great to hear people using their lives for good, you of course are no exception 🙂 It is interesting that you refer to God as ‘she’, as open as I am to God being of both genders, I always refer to God as ‘him’ judging by how men benefit from religion much more than women throughout history. If God is a woman, I am sure she is pretty pissed off at such inequality!

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      • I was just having fun, which goes right to my point that we don’t know any of this so why have wars over it. Could be a she, him, it, an alien, sentient planet, coincidence, luck, or nothing at all. I’m open.

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  3. Sam,
    Just started reading you blog and it’s toi bad that there isn’t a “Loved it” button instead of just “Like.”
    I could not agree more with your statements. So looking forward to reading more posts.

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  4. Hi,
    What can I say?
    Number one who are other people to judge? You need to have a thick skin and not care about what other people think as long as you’re happy.
    Number two my husband is an agnostic. I vary depending on the day. Normally, I have faith in God because I have seen so many miracles in my own life.
    This is a great site to support agnostics and atheists. It’s also a great site for people who believe in God to have engaging discussions.
    I’m Janice. I blog over at mostlyblogging.com. I met you at Danny’s party. Maybe you can check out my blog. I offer blogging tips and I host 10 blog parties a month including meet and greets like Danny.
    Janice

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  5. HELLO! Just introducing myself. I found you on Danny’s meet and Greet. You can find me at https://mywalkinthewoods.wordpress.com/ or thepurplealmond.com. I have 2 blogs, the Purple Almond is a nutrition blog, My Walk in the Woods is a blog about my spiritual journey. I realize you are an atheist. I think you’ll find I’m very open minded and love to hear other points of view. I look forward to reading your blog.

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  6. Hey Sam – I just had a wander through your blog – this is fantastic – I really love how you speak so simply and clearly to your readers about the myriad of little things that we LOVE to read about. Like the drunk guy on the train or the woman looking out the window on Fridays. These are great observations. Thank you! You are great! c

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    • Thank you so much Cecilia, I appreciate your kind words and for taking the time to read some of my posts. It gives me confidence to hear it from someone with a following as large as yours! I hope you have a great day.

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  7. Sam, you are entitled to your beliefs as I am mine. The heck with that person who didn’t have the cajones to put his or her name to their comment . Own that shit, pardon my French if you say something or write something . I will follow your blog because it’s not like the others . I praise God a lot but that’s just how I roll. I will follow your blog because you talk about travel . I thank you for liking my blog post on the NHL Store . Visit it and the NBA Store if you’re ever in New York City . Keep on blogging in spite of the haters and I can’t wait to read your next blog post .

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    • Thank you so much, I appreciate your kind words. My blog is mainly focused on travel whilst I am in Australia as I enjoy this topic greatly, however I do mix it up from time to time. I enjoyed your post! I miss NYC, I think I did visit the NBA store whilst I was there however I will definitely visit the NHL store if I am there again.
      As for anonymous people, oh well they can do so if they wish, however I like to write comments that I am proud to put my name by!

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