I'm a twenty-seven year old woman living in the Bible Belt of the United States, one of the least atheist-friendly places in America. While I am definitely not religious, I sit firmly on the fence between atheist and agnostic.
I was raised in a southern Baptist home, and my family remains Christian. Religion is heavily ingrained in the culture here, and expressing agnostic or atheistic views is heavily frowned upon. While I have trouble reconciling any idea of "god" with common sense and logic, I don't deny the possibility that something along those lines may exist - I just don't *think* it does.
Why are you here?
I'm here to listen and learn, and maybe toss out an intelligent opinion every now and then.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Most organized religions come across as methods of controlling the population with scare tactics and the idea of unending punishment for failure to follow the ruling class's ideals of "morality." I also have trouble reconciling the idea of a good and loving god with the idea of an all-powerful god. An all-powerful, all-knowing being implies creation of all things both good and bad, and that said being would have to have known that pain and suffering and evil would exist and yet made the choice to create them anyway, and then create a means of punishment for what they created in the first place - it's either totally illogical or god is a real jerk.
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