What is more freeing?

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What is more freeing?

I am not quite sure where to put this.

 

What is more of a "freeing" experience? Being saved and/or redemption or deconversion?

 

I think deconverting is much much more freeing.


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You do realize that asking

You do realize that asking this at an atheist forum will not give you the most accurate results...


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I felt much more free once I

I felt much more free once I gave up trying to convince myself I actually believed in some over rationalized diety.


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I would say neither are

I would say neither are actually freeing.


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I felt freed when I placed

I felt freed when I placed my agnosticism in the broader context of all possible theistic beliefs, rather than just that native to my family. The question of "god" became more silly than it already was. Then I realized that atheism didn't have to be based on a positive claim, and that felt even better since I could be practically an atheist, while making no definite claim about what does or doesn't exist. Then I heard the ignostic argument, which resonated with everything I've heard from believers about their "gods." The religious concept is so distant from me now, so intangible, so irreconcilably disjointed from reality, I feel like I'm breathing a fresher air.


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I agree with LosingStreak06.

I agree with LosingStreak06. I find neither freeing

What I find freeing is knowledge. It's a cliché, but it's true. Ignorance enslaves.


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    Since i was neither

    Since i was neither saved/redeemed or deconverted (Atheist my entire life) I would only say that experience of learning of the wonders of this life is freeing to me.


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xamination wrote: You do

xamination wrote:
You do realize that asking this at an atheist forum will not give you the most accurate results...

 

Well thats actually why i asked here. I thought that since many have been christians and at least some where redeemed/saved that maybe some could talk about it.

 

The reason i brought it up was i read a comment on an article in my local paper where this person stated that redeemtion was the most freeing thing ever.