Without God, there's no one to call upon. Without family or friends, I'm out here on my own. There's no comfort or relief in knowing someone's here for me even though I may feel alone. The truth is that I AM alone. Sometimes I think that my imaginary friend was very necessary to my sanity. Sure, it's easy for those with strong support groups to denounce God without much emotional turbulence. But it still feels lonely sometimes when that's all I ever had. Logic would no longer allow me to believe though. Now I just feel alone when the chips are down.

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Comment by Earther on October 27, 2010 at 6:28pm
Kendal, if you look up and you don't see anyone, you are basically alone. That is the atheist truth! This truth might feel bad. Now, lets say you accidentally sit on a tack, what do you do? Do you sit there and take it or do you get up and pull it out of your ass? Sorry for my bad humor. Truth does not have to mean the end. Truth is your gut feeling talking to you saying "What do I need?". I am not trying to be rude, even though It may look like it. I am just saying try to find the change you need. I am also feeling your similar views of loneliness. I have a dog that helps keep me company and I watch a lot of TV and I blog here and I work and talk to my collegues. My family does not share my views but I don't end my relationship with them. You must survive, learn to survive as an atheist. Life is about survival. Learn a skill that you have wondered about in the past and try it out. See if that skill can parallel with the life you want to live and talk about it with others who favor the skill. Watch a movie in the theater and don't worry about being alone, laugh out loud, Blog out loud. Enjoy your journey.
Comment by Thomas True on October 27, 2010 at 1:12pm
One thing that I find uplifting and amazing is the thought of knowing that our of all the time and space and matter of the Universe, i get to send you a message to let you know that you are a pretty unique part of this universe. Even if we took all the life on Earth and spread it our among the Milky Way, it would still make you a result of Billions of years of cosmic process that came together naturally to make you the person you are now.
You are not only not alone, but you are a integral part of the natural forces of how the entire Universe works.

I tell you buddy for my money that is far superior to any made up God anyone can come up with. You belong to the majesty of nature without the burden of a divine master ruling over you. You walk among the children of the stars!
Comment by David Fargason on October 26, 2010 at 9:01pm
I know how you're feeling. It's easy to feel hopelessly tiny in the universe once God has been shut out from your mind process. However, I tend to think of my disbelief in God as an assertion of my own independence and strength. There's a special kind of dignity that the secular humanist mindset offers.
Also, remember that you've got a great amount of freedoms, now that you're no longer weighing into your actions consideration for what the cosmological tyrant expects of you. The way I see it, it is many believers who drive themselves insane by trying to answer this very question.

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