This seems cool, hope I don't disappoint people hahaha

I went through my life with an amazing Christian nana. I went to church and I would stand there. I would sing even though I can't, and I would pray with all my heart for everybody. But it felt like I was only there to go to heaven like I was just using the religion as a way to guarantee myself a happy ending. It sounds so wrong to me. Like I'm supposed to be in Slytherin. But I slowly learnt it didn't have to be that way. I had a choice. I chose to not go to church when with my mother. I still went to church with my nana for fear it would disappoint her. But I couldn't sing anymore. I didn't feel the prayers in my heart because I knew they didn't go anywhere. I thought as long as I smile and prayed for people then they would be happy. I didn't want to disappoint anyone. But in the end, it was too much. I felt instead of helping I was cheating people. So I told my nana my feelings. At first, she didn't understand, having always been Christian, and made me keep going. She eventually came around and respected my request and I was so happy. I am an atheist as far as I know and my opinions are actually respected now which is fucking awesome. I believe god is a metaphorical symbol of hope for those who are scared of dying. I don't know if I'm wrong in saying I wouldn't mind perishing to nothing. It would be such a relief. So that is my belief and I hope no one gets offended ^.^

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Comment by proudAthiest on June 4, 2016 at 8:38pm
Your words prove that you have such a pure soul, you are just a person who gives love to everyone close to you and you are willing to get in to any battle no matter how dangerous it can be, as long as you end up saving your special individual...Never change, because the world lacks people like you now!
Comment by Jazmine Nicole Robertson on June 4, 2016 at 8:44pm

Thank you, you are so sweet. I love your words. I really hope we meet some day and we can exchange each other's words. You seem like such a golden person :)

Comment by Jake LaFort on June 4, 2016 at 11:32pm

JNR, you did not say anything offensive.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on June 5, 2016 at 3:19am

Hi JNR. Well spoken words. At times people may claim to be offended by your beliefs, especially your lack of beliefs in gods or not becoming immortal when you die. However you have not given any offence, but they may have decided to take it. If someone gets upset with you for not believing what they believe, it is they that have a problem to deal with. You don't, so keep  thinking atheist!

Comment by Belle Rose on June 5, 2016 at 3:22pm
Well said Reg ;)
Comment by MikeLong on June 5, 2016 at 5:51pm

Lovely post, Jazmine. We are in a similar position. I'm the only atheist in a very large family of Catholics. I can't say my opinions are respected, but I am still loved. It's like I'm retarded and my family thinks my views are cute but silly.

We need to keep in mind that we're in the minority. MOST atheists living among dedicated theists are living in danger of severe discrimination or even physical danger just because of their (lack of) belief. 

Welcome to Think Atheist. I hope you find yourself able to introduce some friends to us.

Comment by Jazmine Nicole Robertson on June 5, 2016 at 6:17pm

:) I love this site already. You may know of my VERY good friend whose name I don't know here.. Is it something along the lines of  Proudathiest? I'm new to this so forgive my lack of memory haha

I appreciate all these comments and love you all. I am very happily living with my mother and sister who are both non-believers. I am so fortunate that I am not discriminated. I'm so thankful that I happen to have born in a very free and lazy country :D

I wish everyone well x

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