Mourning After Religion?
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13-11-2012, 02:09 AM
Mourning After Religion?
Since becoming an Atheist about 4 months ago, I've been pretty excited but I think some mourning is beginning to settle in....

I'm not sure how to describe it. I'm pretty happy with the road I chose to take. It feels overwhelming with the road ahead not really knowing where to go from here, anticipating how everyone is going to react once they find out, wondering how it feels to be free, wondering when I will make my first offline atheist friend who I can really be myself around, wondering if I'll be forever single because I cannot find an atheist boyfriend.

On the other hand I could continue to pretend that I am a Christian. Even go to church. Pray with friends and family. Say the empty "I will pray for you" whenever someone is ill or dying. Avoid conflict. Pretend to live a religious life. Pray at the dinner table.

I don't think I could go back to that empty life even if I wanted to. I am beginning to realize how permanent this is.

Don't get me wrong, I am happy. I just feel so let down and disappointed. And scared...

I feel like I am starting all over again in a new life with no real sense of direction.
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Mourning After Religion? - kpax - 13-11-2012 02:09 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - Erxomai - 13-11-2012, 02:38 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - Mark Fulton - 13-11-2012, 04:56 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - Humakt - 13-11-2012, 06:27 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - kpax - 14-11-2012, 12:23 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - Logisch - 14-11-2012, 12:34 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - Janus - 16-11-2012, 10:45 PM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - Birdguy1979 - 15-11-2012, 11:49 PM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - kpax - 16-11-2012, 12:01 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - kpax - 16-11-2012, 02:52 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - scinerd0415 - 16-11-2012, 04:45 AM
RE: Mourning After Religion? - DLJ - 16-11-2012, 08:55 AM
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