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  • Did Primal sort of change your religious belief?

    Here is what I mean.

    I grew up strict Protestant in central Europe and had my Konfirmation at age 14, belonging to the Protestant church and during times of war will be called upon to fight for my belief. My church taxes were taken out of my pay every month and I thought I was doing hte right thing.

    I came to America, and seeing how americans have 998321 different versions of the The Bible and change everything into whatever promotes most business (Mormones) I turned away from religion in general and ended up being an atheist.
    I've always hated the fact that I HAD to go to church as a child and being an adult gave me the freedom of making my own decisions and forming my own opinions. 20 years of being atheist...

    ...then...Primal happened. I healed my entire body...so many ailments were cured and I am disease free, have outstanding health, and generally feel like a prime human being. Now, everytime I sit down to eat the pastured, grassfed/finished, clean animal flesh I thank the animal for giving its life and nourishing my body so I can live. I thank mother earth for putting clean, healthy food on my table. It sort of started happening...I never thought much about religion until now and am truly greatful to mother earth for providing nourishing food.
    I think Weston Price had a similar awakening when traveling to remote areas...for his book says "Return to harmony with Nature's law, since life in its fullness is Nature obeyed."
    It also feels great to physically bond with my new 'God' (mother Earth), taking my shoes off and burrying my feet and hands into the ground ... the greatest appreciation for anything ever given to me.

    p.s.Sorry for the primitive english, it's not my first language.

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    No Epiphany here. I have always respected my earth and my Lord. I just have a more original way to eat.
    Learning the intricacies of healthy eating and nourishing my body the right way.
    I am not bald, that is a Vitamin D collector. Time to Grok and Roll!
    Eased into a primal diet starting at Christmas 2011. Goal weight - 205 started: 240 pounds waist 40, now 227 pounds and waist 38 Summer 2012 - weight =215 and waist is actually still 39"
    ljbprrfmof = LJ = Little John = John

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    • #3
      Religion is philosophy turned into dogma. Keep what you feel as a philosophy, and it can change along with you.
      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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      • #4
        I definitely feel much more "connected" to the wild world and to myself as an animal than I used to. But it's just a feeling and an attitude, not a religious belief. I'm still an atheist.
        Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

        My Primal Journal

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        • #5
          Lutheran > Agnostic > Atheist > Asatru
          That was my progression... but I was Asatru before I was primal. Tends to work pretty well together, though: meat and cheese is common in both Primal circles, and ancestral traditions.
          Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
          Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
          Current weight: 210.8 lbs
          Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

          The way "ChooseMyPlate.gov" should have looked:
          ChooseMyPlate

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          • #6
            hasn't changed my religion because I don't have one

            primal eating only makes Science make more sense to me, which i love

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            • #7
              I was already an unwashed heathen before I went primal.
              Randal
              AKA: Texas Grok

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              • #8
                Originally posted by keithpowers View Post
                Lutheran > Agnostic > Atheist > Asatru
                I'm curious; do you believe in the actual existence of the Norse pantheon? Or is it more of a cultural identity/affinity for ancient traditions thing? Just wondering what would convince you that the Norse gods exist after coming to the conclusion that the Biblical one doesn't, if you do believe that.
                Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

                My Primal Journal

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                • #9
                  I can't get my head around how a modern person feeling a connection with nature comes under the category of religion (though it would probably have played a large role in the evolution of supernatural beliefs, via animism). A kind of "spirituality" at a stretch, but mainly for lack of a better term ("primal awe"?). For me religion would require a belief in the supernatural.
                  The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
                  (Lily Tomlin)

                  I take life easier than almost anyone I know, but when I exercise I do it as though my life depends on it (which it does).
                  (Arthur De Vany)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
                    I definitely feel much more "connected" to the wild world and to myself as an animal than I used to. But it's just a feeling and an attitude, not a religious belief. I'm still an atheist.
                    Very well said

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by brachiate View Post
                      I can't get my head around how a modern person feeling a connection with nature comes under the category of religion (though it would probably have played a large role in the evolution of supernatural beliefs, via animism). A kind of "spirituality" at a stretch, but mainly for lack of a better term ("primal awe"?). For me religion would require a belief in the supernatural.
                      The Protestant Church I was baptised in was originally a celtic church ... it has the Sun God above the front entrance. I giant sun with its golden rays shining above the entire giant front door.
                      Then...the romans showed up and settled in that area and with them brought the wine. The church then became surrounded by wine grapes and a giant christian cross was put on top of its roof...but the Sun was kept above the front entrance. I will try and find a photo of it, I got one somewhere in my closet.
                      So yeah, religion, or connection to mother earth and the sun and stars...whatever you will call it...I am fond of it
                      The nordic had a similar belief.

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                      • #12
                        So another America sucks thread
                        Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                        Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                        Current Weight: 235 pounds
                        Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kenn View Post
                          So another America sucks thread
                          Nope, America is THE reason I am healthy now, because if it wasn't for Mark Sisson and the internet I would be very ill right now. I live in Idaho state and don't plan on leaving any time soon!
                          This is the greatest country I've ever lived in, and I've moved around a LOT ( Germany, France, Switzerland, West Africa).

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                          • #14
                            The Church I grew up in looked like a barn, which I suppose was fitting cause it was farm country. I grew up in a Catholic home, where we bickered with saints as if they were in the room with us and planted a giant garden every year. A deep respect for the earth was kind of a built in feature, that unfortunately got stunted when I moved to the big city. We americans do tend to have a GIGANTIC gap between ourselves and the natural world. It's easier to see it on TV and behind glass where we don't have to get dirty.

                            Going Primal (and my journey towards it) was finding out that my roots extend through the grasslands, under the concrete, wherever I walk.
                            "Fat gives things flavor." -Julia Child
                            "It's perfect! Even if it's not, who cares. No excuses." -Julia Child

                            A cast iron skillet is a lifestyle, not a tool.

                            My sunshine and bacon filled journal

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Issabeau View Post
                              Nope, America is THE reason I am healthy now, because if it wasn't for Mark Sisson and the internet I would be very ill right now. I live in Idaho state and don't plan on leaving any time soon!
                              This is the greatest country I've ever lived in, and I've moved around a LOT ( Germany, France, Switzerland, West Africa).
                              Sure, if you ignore the massive police state and the burgeoning nanny state
                              Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
                              Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                              Current Weight: 235 pounds
                              Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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