I’m writing this to educate people on what I go through.
1.) Being forced to read the Bible.
When my parents MAKE me read the Bible, it’s sickening to me. I’m not trying to offend anyone here, but the mere fact that they forced Christianity down my throat in the first place, is what made me stop believing. When I read the Bible, all I read is mere stories in my eyes. I don’t see how the stories happen and how they are true. When my father tries to explain it to me, it only makes it worse. It makes me not believe it and it is literally torture when I have to sit down for an hour and just read the Bible. Like, have you seen the names in this Bible and they expect me to know how to properly pronounce them? It’s ridiculous! For an example: “Naphtali”, “Bilhah”, “Esau” and “Oholibamah”
I’m a teenager and I don’t know how to pronounce everything, but those are probably some of the hardest words I’ve tried to pronounce on my own.
2.) I still respect other religions.
I may not believe in Religions, but I will respect them. As long as you’re not shoving it in my face, I’ll be fine with it. But If you try to convince me to believe in it or talk about it too much, I can get aggravated and uncomfortable. But just because I’m an Atheist, DOES NOT MEAN I WON’T RESPECT YOU. I will respect your religion as long as you respect mine.
3.) Being threatened to go to ****.
How can you threaten someone with your religious beliefs when they literally don’t believe in any religion? And how can you have someone want to believe in your Religion when all you do is say, “Oh, You don’t believe in my God(s)? You’re going to ****. And you’re going to burn there for eternity.”
Honestly, someone preaching to you about how you will burn in **** can be scary.
The details they add make images in your head and it can scare you, especially if you’re a teenager.
4.) Trying to fit in as an Atheist.
In school, telling people you’re an atheist automatically puts “Satan” in their head. Yes, I’ll make jokes about Satan and stuff from time to time, but it doesn’t mean I’m a Satanist. I honestly cannot stand when people just scream “Satanist!” And point at me in Public just because they’re ignorant and won’t pay attention or even take the time to understand what atheism is. And then of course, people spread around rumors that I “worship satan.” And everyone gives you bad looks and stuff. It *****. I don’t know why Atheists get shunned and people look down on them, but come on guys! It’s 2018, I thought we were supposed to learn how to accept each other instead of hating each other? I respect you guys, why can’t you respect me?
And 5.) Living as an Atheist.
Honestly. It’s no different from living as a “Christian” or a “Jew” or a “Muslim”,
it’s the same to me. Nothing’s happening from when I did live as a Christian to now, living as an Atheist. I don’t see any change. My parents always tell me to pray and ask for forgiveness and stuff, but that won’t help my issues or anything. Folding my hands and just, “oh, ask for forgiveness from a ghost that is ALWAYS watching over you.” Like, what the heck? It makes NO SENSE whatsoever. So that’s the life I live, I hope some other people can find comfort in this.
This is just a simple rant to educate people on my life and what I go through. This has NO intention of offending ANYONE. If you read #2, I still respect other religions. I really do. And I don’t worship Satan either.