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if you weren't raised in an atheist home, when did you decide you were an atheist? when did everything finally fall into place and you just felt it to be true?
lately i feel like im really on the fence between agnostic and atheist, but i don't know what's holding me back from actually saying "im atheist" and believing it to be true. i don't know if i'll ever be able to say with certainty that no gods exist, i believe i will always be open to that possibility. worshipping any of them though is an entirely different matter.
so anyway... when did it become clear for you? i don't really feel "lost" per se but i feel like agnosticism is really just the bridge from one belief system to another and i need to cross it.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:14 PM on May. 28, 2012
I'm not an atheist, but I thought maybe you may like a suggestion for your quest. Lee Strobel, a former journalist for the Chicago Tribune, wrote a great book about his own search for answers to some of the questions that keep people from believing in God. ( Like, "If there exists a loving God, why is there so much suffering in the world?") The book is called The Case for Faith. This may help you sort out some of those questions that, really, we all have at some point.
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Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:12 AM on May. 29, 2012
For as long as I can remember, I never believed in god. It never made any sense to me that there is a sky daddy watching us at all times. I've always thought that the bible and religion was man's way of controlling people. I have yet to hear a good argument or proof of the existence of god and I highly doubt I ever will.
It's just a shame that the word atheist conjures up so many negative emotions in people, all it means is not believing in a deity yet it infuriates some people.
Answer by Nos4 at 11:50 AM on May. 29, 2012
if you weren't raised in an atheist home, when did you decide you were an atheist? I was 42. After 30 years in the church, I realized that any god that would let me go thru what I was going thru back then was NOT a loving father. when did everything finally fall into place and you just felt it to be true? I began to read atheist literature--my first was a wonderful book called "The book your church doesn't want you to read" edited by Tim Leedom. It opened my eyes to the "real"--i.e. imaginary--nature of all gods/goddesses, as created by the mind of man.
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