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Why I Don't Believe in GodI'm just gonna make this post short and simple. I'm an atheist. I don't believe in god. Wanna know why? Here's why.
When I was young I was a Christian and I loved god. Me and my family would usually go to church where we would hear things about god and other stuff. I would always follow god and obey his rules. I would pray to him every night. And I would usually read the bible. Everything between me and god would always go great until one day.
When I started getting older and first started high school, I really started to get into science. Especially evolution. I found evolution a very fascinating topic to study. But then I found that evolution was supposed to be some sort of sin in Christianity. I was still really religious at the time and I was worried that I was breaking god's law. I didn't want to give up my interest in science either. Luckily I found out that certain Christian churches accept science, especially evolution. But this whole thing about "science is a sin" made me realize how people can take religion to the extreme. There are extremist Christian groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the Westboro Baptist Church. People don't just take Christianity to the extreme, but they take other religions to the extreme as well.
But religious extremism wasn't what made me give up faith in god. No, the real reason I decided to give up faith in god was because of this. During my Sophomore year of high school, I started to be aware that Ouija boards still exist. And people can get possessed by some sort of demon if they use one. This had me paranoid because I figured that there might be a person out there who's using one to contact the devil. I didn't want the devil coming into the human world. I didn't want him taking control of my life. I was really starting to get scared and nervous. I tried praying to god to protect me and keeping the idea that god is more powerful than satan, but it all just didn't work. I tried, and I tired, and I tried, but it was no use. That's when I finally gave up and said "what's the point of believing in both a god and a devil when you know that Ouija boards and devil worshipers exist?" And that was another thing I was wondering. Why would god allow devil worshipers to exist? People who worship the enemy of god. And why would he allow Ouija boards to exist? Something that can bring some evil force into the human world.
That's why I don't believe in god. But keep in mind that these are all my beliefs and you don't have to agree with them if you don't want to. I'm an atheist, but I'm open-minded and I respect other people's beliefs. I know that religion has shaped us as not just a society, but as a race. But I do also know that people have done terrible things in the name of their religion, which is what I'm against. I'm against religious extremism because it doesn't help society, it just ruins society even more. That's why people should never listen to groups like the KKK or the Westboro Baptist Church.
So yeah, I'm an atheist. But I respect other people's beliefs. And I'm just a normal person who wants to live life because life's too short to be depressed.