i guess if, and thats a BIG if, i ever have kids i want them to think for themselves (yeah u can tell i dont exactly wanna pop a watermelon outta my junk and then deal with it haha) i wouldnt be thrilled if they chose religion... but i wouldnt want them to be forced into something they didnt believe like i was. so i guess im an understanding atheist? i dont think thats the right word to use.. but u got what i mean.
my equation for happiness?
sunshine + art + constant learning - bullshit - following "mandatory" standards / hate x passion in what u love = bliss
I know lots of atheists, but most of them are really crass and rude with people of faith. sure i bash them which isnt exactly the best thing to do, but i would never do it to their face. i still respect those who believe in something because... well... who am i to say im right about everything? besides sometimes they have some valid things to say. so as for the marriage part... i wouldnt mind in the least marrying someone who wasnt an atheist. but here is the real kicker... i could care less if i never get married. i dont have to make something official with the state to make it official with someone =] call me unconventional, but happiness is all that matters to me
I just have never been a fan of believing something with no real substantial reasoning behind it other than "you have to FEEL it and BELIEVE it for it to be true". I call bullshit, time to just be a good person. haha