I figure since this blog is still really new, it’d be best to introduce myself now, and mention the benefits that have came with me realising I no longer believed in a God.
I was originally Catholic, but gradually became skeptical of the things I was reading. Eventually, I realised I no longer believed in any of it at all, and since then life’s been better for a number of reasons.
One of the major benefits I can think of is the fact that instead of having an answer for every question, an atheist can say “I don’t know, but let’s find out”. The idea of being able to look for an answer instead of being bound to one is always a more exciting one, and it’s an excuse to think about something new.
As well as that, the fear of being caught by a vengeful, big-brother style overlord is gone. I’d much rather serve my own conscience and think about what is right and wrong than be forced through fear of hell to comply with ideas that I can’t help but disagree with from a moral standpoint.
Of course, there’s also meeting you amazing people both in real life and the internet!
These are just a few of the great things that have happened since I admitted to myself I could no longer believe in the Christian God. But what about you? How has “coming out” as an atheist helped you? Feel free to share with us by submitting!
Welcome to the new blog! I want to use this one to talk about the brighter side of humanism and atheism, instead of just looking at the problems religion causes and the problems atheists face in their lives.
You can submit anything you want to add about what becoming or being an atheist has done for you, or why you’re glad to be one.
Basically this blog is going to celebrate critical thought and human progress, and explain why we should be happily heretical!
Hope you enjoy!