Archive | June, 2014

Seeking the Grief Stories of Non-Believers for “Grief Beyond Belief” Book

If you are an atheist. agnostic, Humanist, skeptic, freethinker, or some other sort of non-believer in God, the supernatural or any kind of afterlife — and you have an experience (or experiences) with grief — we want to hear about it. I am going to be collaborating on a book about faith-free grief with Greta Christina, atheist […]

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On Atheism and Death

Throughout the last year of my life, I have experienced a few heartbreaking losses: my mother passed away last June, and I lost a beloved cat in March. Both of them died rather young, my mother being 57 and Nero, my kitty, being only 2. Both deaths were sudden and shocking sacks of bricks that […]

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I’ll take my grief reality-based, thank you.

See, here’s the thing… …and I’m okay with this. It’s not that the fairy stories hold no appeal.  Confession time:  In the months after my baby boy died, sometimes I indulged in daydreams about that kind of thing. My daydreams were always kind of sweet and funny.  Mostly they involved my dear friends Colin and […]

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Would you attend an in-person secular grief support group?

Interesting conversation starting about in-person secular grief support at the Grief Beyond Belief Facebook page.

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Adam Lee on Grief Beyond Belief

Daylight Atheism blogger Adam Lee is also helping spread the word that griefbeyondbelief.org is available for anyone seeking support and resources.  His insightful post on the evolution of the atheist movement and the work still to be done addresses why secular support is needed by those grieving without belief in God or an afterlife. …I think we […]

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Sasha Sagan on her Father’s “Lessons of Immortality and Mortality”

Last April, Sasha Sagan, the daughter of the late Carl Sagan and Cosmos producer Ann Druyan, wrote a beautiful essay called “Lessons of Immortality and Mortality From My Father, Carl Sagan” chronicling what her parents  taught her about life and death and the kind of immortality that is congruent with reality. One day when I was still […]

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Thank You to Everyone Supporting griefbeyondbelief.org’s Launch

Just like back in June of 2011,when  atheist, Humanist and other secular bloggers stepped up to let people know that Grief Beyond Belief existed, the atheosphere is really doing it’s part to get out the word that Grief Beyond Belief has new resources available here at griefbeyondbelief.org. Hemant Mehta wrote a short but sweet post on his blog […]

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Coming Through: A Blog About Grief

So, hello there. My name is William, and I’ve lost people, just like you have. Let me say a bit about Grief Beyond Belief, to start off. You’re safe with us; we don’t tolerate any breaches of our peoples’ expectations of a safe grieving space here. You won’t find religious platitudes, combative attitudes, or anything […]

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Hank Fox on Why Grief Beyond Belief is Needed

Hank Fox, the author of Red Neck, Blue Collar Atheist: SImple Thoughts About Reason, Gods and Faith, has written eloquently today about the need for secular grief support in a blog entry called “The Club Nobody Wants to Join.”  As always, Hank gets right to the heart of the matter, the emotional experience of grief, […]

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Welcome to griefbeyondbelief.org…

…we are sorry you need us, but glad you found us. This is the club no one wants to join.  And yet here we all are, drawn together by the one thing we have in common: We are grieving with the knowledge that our loss is forever, that there is no heaven above, no spirits sending […]

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