I Am Not Religious, But I Do Believe In God.
I am not religious, but I do believe in God, & I guess there's kind-of a story behind why I don't have a religion.
When I was a kid, though my mom wasn't religious & didn't even attend church, she sent me & I heard a lot of things while attending that I didn't agree with, which is part of the reason I don't now, & probably never will, attend any kind of church again. My dad was religious, &, though he didn't live with us, when he visited, he was always indoctrinating me with things I didn't then & still do not believe.
I don't have a religion because most religions teach ignorance, intolerance, & hate, in my opinion, & those are all things that I despise. I believe in God, but not the God that is taught about in churches & in the Bible. I don't believe that God should be feared, like a lot of religions teach. I think God is the one being no one should ever have to fear. I view God as someone (for lack of a better word) who is the most accepting, loving, force around. I don't believe that God hates me just because I'm "different." Because of my sexuality, if I were to belong to a specific religion, I would be taught that I am evil, that I am a "sinner," & that I am an overall bad person & I know none of that to be the case. And I know God knows that, too. I have no place in my life for people who are going to spread negativity &, to me, that's all most religions do. I know that when I die, I will go to "Heaven" because I know, as God does, that I am a good person, & that's all that matters.