Hi everybody :)
I'm Katrina and I'm an atheist.
My experience with religion is from my Christian elementary school as well as my family. I found being a part of both institutions was quite distasteful, and my belief in god wavered as soon as I entered high school, when I labeled myself "agnostic". Honestly, I don't want to be an atheist or an agnostic or a believer, but everyone is one of those things, right? I will say I love the study of religions. I find them fascinating, the most epic stories ever told in History. I am only strongly opposed to how much harm and hate they create...I have no problem with people believing in fairytales, because I don't want to take the magic out of anyone's life. If a little ignorance saves someone from the dark depressive states I have seen when facing the truth of the triviality of the universe, I will let them have it. Regardless, I am not here to argue for or against religions, as there is, I believe, no answer to whether they create more harm than good, there is no way to know.
I joined this website in order to talk to other atheists, as I only know one and he is not very sensitive to my struggles with being a non-believer. I want to understand the world views of other atheists....what perspectives on life a hopeful atheist has.
I'm an awful atheist.......I know I'm exactly what every religious person wants an atheist to be and I'm on a mission to change it. XD
Thank you :)