This is my first post here. I have doubted my belief in the Judeo-Christian god (I was raised in a Baptist household) since I was 16. I know that I am skeptical about the existence of him and other…Continue
"I had the same fears you have. I just got past them because I had to look at religion (christian) the way I looked at Muslim, and all other religion...as fairy tales. They were made to keep people in fear. Our parents were brought up that way so…"
This is definitely going to sound hollow now but I feel it's worth saying anyway, "It gets better."
The more days you go where the universe doesn't collapse around you, the easier it will be to come to grips with…"
"I don't believe it can be said with certainty that there is or is not a god, so I see no issue with his questioning. I, too, was raised Christian, so I can relate to where he or she is coming from.
For me, I guess we won't know for sure…"
"First, you don't embrace a non belief. You embrace a belief. You have a choice. Either embrace another belief such as a political or philosophical belief or you embrace reality. The former will cause just as much confusion as a religious…"
"Too bad you're not in Atlanta. I know plenty of black LGBT community folks here and lots of them are atheist. No one can tell you what to do. You know what you have to do. Doing it is the tough part."
"@ I agree, "God is just too powerful a mental drug." I have no issue with people who arrive at theistic or non-theistic conclusions on their own; the issue is those who simply accept what is told to them, on either side.
@Jo Fiery - I am…"
"What you really need to do, in my opinion, is get involved with other people like you. Part of your issues is the fact that you feel isolated because of your perceived differences. Your profile says you're in Chicago, a large city where you can…"
"Hi Joshua! It is a long process for some people to truly identify themselves as atheists but don't despair. You are doing the right thing by coming here. It does take time to de-convert because it can be a frightening experience because as you…"
This is my first post here. I have doubted my belief in the Judeo-Christian god (I was raised in a Baptist household) since I was 16. I know that I am skeptical about the existence of him and other deities, organized religion, and spirituality in general; however, I refuse to truly admit this to myself. Further adding fuel to the fire is that I am gay; while I am not sure I believe in Heaven or Hell, I am still fearful that I will go to Hell for my sexual orientation. As well, my family is all…See More