Ali M.

Location:

Tucson, AZ

Member since:

November 21, 2013

How long have you been an atheist?

Several months now. It began four years ago when a girlfriend at the time made an attempt to convert me. At first I didn't see a problem until I started studying her religion. Noticing problems with the religion I looked harder and saw a long chain of discrepancies and historical inconsistencies. I soon after concluded the religion to be a hoax, and I broke my relationship with her. But a question began to bug me. If this religion is wrong... Is mine wrong too? Since then I clung to this idea that there was a God. But everywhere I looked to reinforce my beliefs, only left me with more unanswered questions. Again and again I hit a wall. My theism was constantly challenged by my own mind. I found that without religion, I was happier. And all the evidence pointed me to a Godless world, and I was a part of it. We have the greatest privilege of being alive for a short while. I choose to spend it being the best person I can possibly be.

Introduction

I recently rejected the doctrines of religion in a 4 year long search for truth. Starting with an attempt by others to convert me to Mormansim, and ending with the conclusion that I am my own God, and religion be damned.


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