The Fastest Way To Become An Atheist Is To Read The Bible?

There is a saying that “the fastest way to become an atheist is to read the Bible.” I would have to disagree that it’s the fastest way, because it’s a long, slow, boring read. 

But, I can say that the questions I had about the Bible started me on my journey to becoming and atheist, and this Bible reading adventure is having the effect of making me even happier to be one.

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I don’t feel bound by these bronze age myths asking me to accept that I am inferior for being a woman, or that I should fight against homosexual relationships. I don’t have to rationalize why some omniscient being used to be okay with slavery, but now isn’t.  I can make moral decisions based on how they effect real human beings, not based on what some old book says some deity wants. I don’t have to avoid asking questions for fear of angering my religious leaders. I can accept scientific findings based on evidence without worrying about how they contradict the “facts” written down by ancient people who didn’t understand science. I don’t live in fear of hell.

Image People sometimes ask how atheists can be happy without God. That seems like such a silly question to me. I am happier now that I am free from religion, and reading the Bible is reminding me why.

 

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About Essential Everyday Pineapple

Crazy cat lady extraordinaire, liberal, atheist, feminist, vegetarian, engineering student with an art degree. Essential Everyday Pineapple is just a phrase from a random word generator that had a nice ring to it. What? Blog names are tough.
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2 Responses to The Fastest Way To Become An Atheist Is To Read The Bible?

  1. georgianna13 says:

    so well put! Welldone!

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