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Are you an atheist who began believing in God? If so, what brought about the change?
No, I began without commitment to the existence of gods. Though I have always been against religion. My earliest rejection of god was that we only ahve innacurate descriptions of him.
Through various sources I have become a follower of the Goddess Ana, the belief became earnest when her priest offered me a chance to test her existence. Alone I asked her for a certain item as proof. My mother purchased me such an item and posted it to me that same day.
My understanding of Ana and other possible gods changes as I change, no path of discussion or thought is blasphemous because without free exploration I could never find the truth.
I was going through a hard time. I was never a Christian, but my girlfriend at the time was. We had so many problems it was unreal. We were going through one tough particular breakup and I was just having a horrible time handling it. Even before that I had thought about killing myself all the time and whatnot, so you can imagine how low I felt this time, lol. Her mother and I were very close though, and for some reason, I just asked her to pray for me, and I actually started to feel better, so when that next Sunday came up, I simply asked her if I could go to church with her, which she of course answered yes to. We went and the lesson the pastor had planned seemed like it was meant for me, you know? So at the end I went up there and gave my soul to Jesus. The funny thing is when I got saved, it was the 4th of July. Changed my life.
i suppose i did start first believing in god, just like as a child you believe in santa
what happen, well through a life time of bad stuff always happening to me and my family i could only not believe
everyone says god has a plan for everyone, so gods plan was for me and my family to be miserable, thanks for that
for me, the idea that some one planned for me to be miserable makes it worse, but, take the idea of god out of the picture, then you suddenly left with human nature and random events, which seems alot easier to contend with than going against the creators wishes
i know believe in evoloution, as, this seems to make the most sense
seeing as you have dozens of religions out there claiming their god is the real god, when you think about it logically, only one of them at a push can be correct, so when you think about that, there's alot of people out there with an imaginary friend that they are prepared to kill for, makes you feel a tad bit unsafe to leave the house, lol
but, in all honesty, i believe in something, a force that pushed for life to begin, not a god, or a concious mind, but a force none the less
I used to be an atheist, but then I changed. Not because of any religion, but because of my own newly formed beliefs about religion. If you started making the connections between all the religions and new age teachings coming out these days, you'll see that they all have the same basic truth. That faith will lead to the all powerful love of God (Source, Allah, Brahma, Creator etc...). And you feel this love in your heart (Chakra, not the physical heart). And that is where the beliefs you have are created.
Well that's what I've concluded. Anyone have any similar ideas?
People often turn to religion because they are having problems (as some posts here prove), need help etc. You will note that they never do out of empirical evidence.
My journey was just the opposite. I grew up indoctrinated to believe in god and religion. There was never any question in my mind. I remember in 12th grade Greek Mythology class being shocked at the human like gods the Greeks worshiped. If there was only one god and he was like the Abrahamic god I was taught to believe in, why was he ok with people believing something to totally different back then?
I was still religious, but the more I saw of the world, the more I realized there was no hard evidence of a god or any reason to believe in one. If there is a god that wants human worship, then surely he/she/it can give us some hard evidence.
No, I am Muslim by birth and by choice.
DR. DURRESHAHWAR PERVEZ
I was raised catholic. I was even an alter boy. I think my brain just outgrew religion. I more consider myself an agnostic now then an atheist. Mostly because if I was as closed-minded as the people trying to force religion on me then I would be no better then them, But also there is just to much unknown to make that desicion for sure.
by secularist105 years ago
Let the madness begin.
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