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To those who weren't always atheist/agnostic, etc.

Just a simple question...

Were you happier before or after you left religion alone? Honest answer, please.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Apr. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (28)
  • It stayed the same for me.
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 1:56 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Much happier since I walked away from Christianity.... thank you for asking...
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 1:59 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Happier
    mizkaye

    Answer by mizkaye at 2:10 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • So much happier since I left religion behind.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 2:13 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Happier and I feel more whole then before.
    BonesDragonDew

    Answer by BonesDragonDew at 2:14 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • I doubt you're really gonna get an honest answer! No one likes to admit they made a mistake. Especially when you turn your back on God.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Much happier, if Christianity had fulfilled me as a person I would have had no reason to open myself up to other options.

    BubbaLuva

    Answer by BubbaLuva at 2:53 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • if someone was unhappy after they switched...what would be keeping them from switching back?
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 3:02 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • "if someone was unhappy after they switched...what would be keeping them from switching back?"

    Just because you might be unhappy after discovering there is no God, doesn't mean you can just make youself believe again.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Happier.

    But, although I went through all the steps of being Christian, I never truly was. Not even as a small child. The more I learned about Christianity the more it rose the "BS flag" to me (no offense). I went through the motions, I tried different denominations, I studied on my own, I listened to different pastors/preachers/ministers/etc.

    The more I got into it, the less I believed it... and then personal experiences proved to me that if a God exists, most people are grosely misled in their knowledge of Him/Her/It.

    I since, ironically driven by a Christian, discovered what I've been all along. I haven't exactly "left religion alone", there just is no God in my religion, so some people put me in the atheist or agnostic category (while others don't).
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 3:36 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

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