What Got Me Here

Well let's start of by saying that for as long as I can remember I've been raised to believe in God, and be an Anglican Christian. I would go to church almost every week up until I was about, let's say eight. I would go in and out until I was about 11. I remember once being at school in grade four and a teacher talking about dinosaur bones being millions of years old, and I thought to myself "But I the bible says the world is really only 6000 years old." Now looking back on that, I am glad to have gotten of the train that would lead me to a place that is not meant for me.

At the age of 11 I began to question what I believed in when it came to God, and what it truly meant to me. The more I looked at everything in life, the more the idea of God felt less likely. Never the less though, I still went in and out of belief until about the age of 12.

At the age of 12 I decided to rebel like most teenagers and preteens do. So how do I rebel against something that was so heavy once in my life? I decide to become a "Satanist." Looking back at myself I realize how much of a loser, poser, and a child I was being.

Age of 13 I realized slightly how ridiculous I was being. I began to tell my friends that I was no longer I satanist, but instead an Atheist, or as I called myself than an Anton Lavey Atheist. The more the year went on the more I found faults in so many religious things that I once held close, the more I felt disconnected from my family who have such a strong belief for these things.

Now age 14, where am I? I have decided to simply say "screw all titles" and believe in what ever I believe. I refuse to follow an idea of rules from a book that says you are this, I am that, so forth and so on. My tolerance to all religions and people has grown to an extreme degree I believe. When people tell me their religion, I simply say "You can believe what you want, and I respect that, but I don't believe in it. But that doesn't mean I'm right, I accept the idea that I could very well be wrong."

Anyway, for now goodbye, and goodnight. Enjoy your lives, no matter what you believe in.
PrimalFeeling PrimalFeeling
1 Response Jan 8, 2013

<p>My aunt once said to me "Just because you don't believe in it doesn't mean it isn't true" And I replied "Yes, and just because you DO believe doesn't mean it is". She conceeded my point and has never preached at me again. I accept that she is ultra religious and she accepts that I am an athiest and we get along great. Wouldn't it be great if everyone could accept that others believe differently and just get along.</P>