My Journey Out Of Christianity Into Reason

I was born immediately into a Christian household. Everything was based off what was 'right'. I was indoctrinated completely by my parents and they encouraged me to be a docile creature. (You can see how well that worked out) But I don't really believe I "became" an Atheist. Because I was only a Christian until my very early adolescence (i.e. 12). From say 5 - 12, usually you believe anything your parents tell you. But I began to start to question the religion's legitimacy, yous see I learned incredibly quickly how much people are full of ****. I've always questioned, in that sense I love myself because so many children are born into a religion and by default basically remain in the religion. But I was blessed with the analytical mind I have. I've always been extremely independent as well and a free spirit. Seriously, I have been inventing since I was like 7. I didn't even need toys, I made my own out of anything. I could make a toy out of a napkin and stick. BAM, that is a flag or a tent...I've always been incredibly creative and I've always questioned things. All kids ask why a lot but my intention was to actually hear the answer. And ultimately what came down to it is a series of things. Firstly, I began to realize at say 13 how much religion limits you. My initial thought was "what if there is no heaven and we are wasting our lives living for something nonexistent?". I went in my mind "**** this". The next event which transpired that led up to my Atheism was a questioning session I had with my mother, she didn't have legitimate answers. I lost a lot of respect for her for a very long time after that session. I asked "how do you know our religion is right, mom? There's so can you be sure ours is right?" Her response was something like " can't but sure but it's just the truth". Then I asked her "Don't you think it's a little messed up God could fix all problems in the world but yet allows us all to suffer?" Her response: "Well, it is a hard thing to understand...but it's all in love". See, I've always had a mind very very similar to George Carlin's. In fact when I watched "Religion is Bullshit" (You're All Diseased" , 1999) my reaction was...."holy ****, he's saying my inner most thoughts except much more well articulated". Something else I quickly understood was how religion is a business....(I've already written a piece on that) but the gist of it is preachers and the entire church takes advantage of people's situations. They feed them what they "need" to hear and then they suck money out of them. Religion in general breeds mindless obedient robots. They never got me. As Carlin said "Religion takes in billions of dollars, never pay any taxes and they always need a little more...." I didn't agree with that, I'd be ****** over prior. I started to go "hey, wait a minute here..." "They're full of ****!" And that they are. I also did not agree with so much restriction and regulation for life, Jesus...overly excessive rules. And what religious people like to guilt us with which I kind of believed short term is in being an Atheist we are trying to play God. I realized this is not the case, in fact I'm an Atheist simply for the sheer fact I'm trying to avoid the drama associated within religion and religious people. But when all comes down to it....I don't give a ****. I insult religion very consistently but really who gives a ****? I'm not interested in science or creationism at all. Because who cares? Just enjoy it while it's here, because life is short. Don't dwell on it's origin.
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1 Response Jan 17, 2013

Really? Can you take a moment and explain to me what’s so wrong with this?

“YOU heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ However, I say to YOU: Continue to love YOUR enemies and to pray for those persecuting YOU; that YOU may prove yourselves sons of YOUR Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous. For if YOU love those loving YOU, what reward do YOU have? (Matthew 5:43-46)