I have decided

Based on the evidence I have searched out - from BOTH sides. I believe the existance of the judeo christian god to be scientificly improbable. And logicly impossible. Therfor unless imperical evidence is placed in front of me or found by me to prove otherwise I do not believe in the existance of the Judeo Christian god. I will add this to the list of other gods I believe it is highly improbable they exist. Most of these gods can be found http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/index.php.

This makes me athiestic in my views - not to be mistaken with strong athiesism which would indicate I think its impossible for god to exist.

I believe this frees me to do good things for the sake of being good and not for the sake of salvation on my soul. I also believe this frees me to start giving myself credit for the good choices I make and finding a link between those choices and my happyness - not looking for a link in how often I pray or how well I follow the bible ( which after actually reading a good chunk of it ISNT very well)

I think this will free me up to accept I only get one life and I should make the best of it, I should learn to forgive those who have wronged me and not eternally fantasize about them burning in hell. I should not waste my life bowing down or pledging allegiance to anything I myself couldnt stand for. And furthmore I should not assert I know something to be fact when I indeed have no evidence to the case.

I think removing my imaginary friend as a crutch will help me continue my healing proscess

Vastet's picture

Welcome and congratulations.

Welcome and congratulations. I must thank you for that site. 2,850 gods. Wow.

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darth_josh's picture

And the congregation says,

And the congregation says, "Awesome."

 Did it feel good? I remember my deconversion. Shit. People on this site probably can tell my story because i've written it about a hundred times. lol.

I really like the fact that you have the 'forgive' nature. So many of us had that 'phase' right afterward where we were angry with the people that had given us the belief structure that we later understood as being false. Just like some kids when they find out that Santa Claus isn't real, some new atheists tend to be indignant of the people telling the lies. god belief doesn't work like that, does it? Once we get out of the 'good ole religion', there are still people that persist in the faith.

Let the good people of humanity be your crutch now. We're much more reliable and a lot nicer. lol. 

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I have decided to take

I have decided to take advantage (and test) the new Digg.com feature to celebrate this momentus occassion and digg your post!  Congratulations!

 

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Susan's picture

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Believe in yourself, your innate goodness and intelligence and that you deserve happiness.

A giant step. We're so glad you shared it with us.

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thanks . Another site you

thanks .

Another site you might find intresting

 as the author says Partly seriouse partly humorous 

 

http://www.update.uu.se/~fbendz/nogod/no_god.htm