When you were religous, what happend to make you stop loving your God(s)? Why are you an Athiest now?
I’m not trying to be rude, just a honest question. Plz dont be a sarcastic jerk.
It’s not that I don’t love him anymore, it’s that I don’t believe in him (or any other God). I have thought about it, and the arguments for God’s existence are insufficient for me.
I stopped believing when I began to study the Bible. Ironic huh?
I grew up and put away imaginary friends.
raised catholic and attended catholic school/hs for 14 years
The misuse of “the word of god,” noted the statistical unlikeliness of it, Felt there wasn’t sufficient evidence to make me put blind faith in something which refuses to prove itself as existing, too many arbitrary and frankly a tad moronic restrictions, the entire concept of heaven and hell is flawed, TBH, I can understand that it’s a topic nobody is ever going to “know” anything about.
Agnostic, but the only thing separating me from atheism is the fact that just about anything could be a plausible explanation to the beginning of the universe.
Protestant until October
I realised that there was no evidence.
Atheist/ ex catholic
It had nothing to do with no longer “loving” the deity in question. I simply stopped believing said deity was real, like I don’t believe fairies are real. Nothing to “love.”
That seems to be one of the biggest problems with many theists. A large number of you have this idea in your heads that atheists “hate” your god, or that atheists have stopped “loving” your god. No, atheists just DON’T BELIEVE in your god. In order to have any other opinion, the atheist would first have to believe in the god’s existence, and wouldn’t be an atheist anymore. You’re missing the point.
I reserve my love for people that actually exist.
it’s not about not loving him, i just don’t believe one exists. i got to the age of about 13 and realised that the only reason i believed in god is because my parents told me to, and the only reason they believed is because my grandparents told them to.
i’m an atheist now because there is nothing to suggest there actually is a god.
Same here. I just felt like there was no solid evidence. Then I thought about how many other religions there are, and that I only believed in my religion because I was born into the demographic. I thought about what caused me to believe the one I was in and disbelieve the rest. Were I born in India, I would probably be Hindu, etc.
I thought that already having a religion pretty much made me 99.999% atheist to begin with. I also asked myself why I only believe certain parts of religion and just fit the rest to my preferences. If I would doubt anything, why not doubt all? Doubting that one thing would already shown that my faith has been shaken enough to see some reason beyond what I believed. My beliefs slowly melted away.
I was agnostic, but then just decided saying atheist was more correct.
I never could bring myself to believe.
And it wasn’t for lack of trying either.
Then I decided to stop lying to myself and just be who I am.
Not something I pretended to be.
Doing research with other scholars convinced me that there was no foundation to the beliefs held by the religious community. The only reason why most scholars do not consider letting others know what the research disclose is because they fear hunger or in the case of Muslims; death.
I was a Christian for many years. One day in my 30’s I decided to read the bible from cover to cover. Talking snakes? A man who lived in a fish? The story of Job? Come on! So I realized that the bible was completely contrived and false. So with that in mind I started thinking about god and realized that there was no evidence for his existence. Sure, all of the dogma around religion sounds nice, going to heaven, meeting up with long lost relatives. But the reality is that there is no heaven, there is no hell and there is no god.
I came to the realization that the god of the bible is one big logical fallacy. I came to the understanding that the universe did not need a god to come into being, nor does it need one to continue to produce life.
With the understanding of natural laws, and the arbitrary uncaring mechanics of the universe, I lost the ability to blindly put faith in an unnecessary, unproven being.
When I believed that god was love, I loved god. Now that I understand what love really is, I just love love.
ex-christian hedonistic atheist
“When you were religous[sic]”
I am one of the fortunate ones… I’m a 4th generation a-theist.
“what happend[sic] to make you stop loving your God(s)?”
I just never went there… I tried, it just didn’t take.
“Why are you an Athiest[sic] now?”
1. There is NO evidence which points to an imaginary psychopath in space suffering cerebral palsy, uncontrollably waving his arms about, creatin’ stuff outa nothin’ for no discernable reason.
2. Just by the SIMPLE act of looking around anyone can see that shït happens to all and sundry regardless of ANY thought, deed or circumstance, exactly as if there was NO invisible space chappie pulling any strings at all.
3. The world works exactly as you’d expect if there were no god.
I’m not an atheist but I am not a bible theist. I stopped being a bible theist when I finally admitted to myself that how “God” is defined by religions is insulting to God. It comes down to the fact that religion – Christianity and Islam in particular – debase God by teaching that God is a slightly insane, jealous, insecure, spiteful tyrant who isn’t, all things considered, particularly bright.
I have a much, much higher opinion of God than that.
Acceptance of a supernatural claim tends to promote cooperative social relationships. This communication demonstrates a willingness to accept, without skepticism, the influence of the speaker in a way similar to a child’s acceptance of the influence of a parent. By encouraging this kind of behavior where the most intense social relationships occur it facilitates the lack of skepticism and deters more open minded thinking.
They are christian, Muslim or the other religions depending where they were born simply because they were indoctrinated by their parents as very young children. They will go on to indoctrinate their own children and those will go on to indoctrinate their grandchildren!!
Atheists have the intellect to see through the conditioning and escape into the real world!!
Agnostics have the intellect to see through the conditioning but lack the courage to throw of the conditioning entirely.
Sadly Christians are still held firmly prisoner by the self perpetuating brainwashing!!
University of Missouri-Columbia.
Arizona State University
I’m going to answer it going the other way. I believe in God and have never really been atheist, but I have had many many doubts. I am by no means religious though because I just hate that term. If you had to generalize me, I am a nondemoninational Christian but I hate having to put a name to my relationship with got. I think the reason that most atheist are atheist is because they used to be religious and hated that. Religion has been warped. It should mean just having a relationship with God but it has been changed to mean nothing but rules – rules as to how to live your life and the lives of everyone around you. Yes, in having a relationship with God, you should follow rules, but it should be because you want to, not because the pastors at your church say you must follow them or else you will be smited.
So, I think that atheist are that way because they never tried the relationship aspect. I was born into a Christian home but I by no means believe what I believe because of that. I have search hard, researched as much as I can, and read the Bible so much. I believe what I believe because I truly believe, and if I didn’t believe it, i wouldn’t say I did simply because that’s what my family believes. I believe in a relationship with God, not in religion. Honestly, if i thought it was about religion, I would be an atheist as well because I hate having rules forced onto me like religion does.
If anyone wants to know more about my faith, please email me. I’m willing to discuss anything and everything. I will respect your views as i hope you will respect mine. I would love to hear more about what you believe as well and I hope you will be open to hearing what I think.