I can't say that I am 100% atheist yet, but I am one in the making. I came from a pretty religious background. However, I was lucky in that my parents encouraged some free thinking. It would still kill my mother to find I am rejecting all she holds dear.

I found myself in this twilight zone between letting go of my old beliefs and grasping new ones. I don't believe in "God" anymore but there are still things I can quite let go of. Overall, it's a liberating experience;  but there have been moments of despair along the way. Like many, I have those nagging questions like "What's it all about?", "What happens when I die?", and "Is there REALLY nothing out there?"

I really don't have any friends that can relate to my experience. So I thought I'd reach out to people with some more insight.

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Thanks Nelson! I'm glad to be here.

I guess I am looking for insight from people who have been in my shoes. I feel like I'm on a cliff and ready to jump off (with a parachute of course). I know it will be a rush, but I am afraid for some reason. It's not that I am concerned for my soul or anything. I can't really explain the feeling but I am certain I am not the only one to ever feel it.

How do former religious types get over that feeling of loss? I know for certain that my Evangelical beliefs are all bunk. However, I feel like I am ending a relationship, even though it's for my own sanity.

It's those general feelings I have that have plagued me lately. Overall, I feel liberated and excited about my new journey.

Good point! I will process it under that premise and see if that helps some. I'm excited about all I can learn and share on this site!

Hi Stephen!!!

Hey Dylan, How's it going?

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