No Religion

I don't feel I need a religion. People always ask me when they find out if I'm an athiest. I politely tell them no.

I myself am human. I see no need to be anything else or to question what lies beyond death. Mostly because no one living will ever truly know and I try to be optimistic. I just don't believe in all of these religions our species has created and that's just it. If I don't believe it, I just don't.

When some people find out they seem sad for me. Actually, I feel better than ever... Well, not lately, but for the past two years after dropping all ties with the Catholic religion, I have made a pretty good life for myself. Even though I'm only 15. :) I believe in science, facts, examples, research... It's just how my brain is.

I like not having to worry about pleasing someone all the time, too. I have no rules on how to live my life, I don't need to go to church just to get in and stare at the stained glass. I just find life without religion so much more simple. It has made my life so much more clear. I see through people better, I am not influenced to do a damn thing.

I also pride myself on not caring about things other people can't change. Things like race, religion (if they truly believe in it), sexuality, do not phase me when it comes to being friendly with someone. If I like you, cool; if I don't, k bye.

I love my life without religion.

I have not lost my faith. Now I have faith in myself.
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2 Responses Feb 29, 2012

A paraphrase of a stoic's take on god(s): "Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they won't care how you've worshipped, they'll let you into paradise anyway. If they aren't just, they're not worth your time anyway. If there are no gods, you'll have lived a good life anyway, and you'll be remembered for it."

I totally get where you're coming from. I believe in fact and we cannot prove there is a deity. When there is proof maybe I'll think otherwise. I have had a relationship with a guy who was religious and it was so hard to keep the relationship going because of this difference. I believe people can live a moral life without having to think they belong to some sort of religion. It's ridiculous that people think that. If you yourself can be a good person then why should we give our souls to religion, ya know?

i never said i was looking for proof, i believe in what i believe.

I hear you! I believe in myself enough to know how to carry on as a good moral person without religion clouding my judgement