Describe your experience as a non-theist.

United States
January 24, 2010 5:13am CST
What's been hard? What's been rewarding? Do you remember the actual moment, or did your faith just sort of fall by the wayside?
3 responses
• Malaysia
24 Jan 10
hi it does not matter, if u r a believer or non-believer as "life just goes on...and ..on" .. for believers like me, i just pray for strength to overcome any hurdles along the way so that i am not diverted to choose the "wrong" path by wrong i mean ~ cheating, killing, stealing .. cheers
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@jb78000 (15163)
24 Jan 10
i wasn't brought up in a religious household , also i am not an atheist.
@jb78000 (15163)
24 Jan 10
that's you. i don't pray.
@jb78000 (15163)
24 Jan 10
yes i find it awkward. usually when somebody asks you to pray for somebody it is a very sensitive time so i usually just say of course i will, it is not exactly an untruth if you use a very wide definition of 'pray'.
@Galena (9120)
24 Jan 10
I'm not a non theist, so I can't answer the question from a personal perspective. but I'm curious as to why you assume that atheists started out religious. many didn't. people aren't born religious, they become religious during their life. we all started out as atheists. so maybe it's more accurate to ask those who beleive in Gods why they do and how it started, rather than asking those that didn't why they lost a religion, when they might never have had one in the first place.
• United States
27 Jan 10
Sure, its a hasty assumption, but think about this. First of all, I'm being asked this question by a theist, second of all, of all the atheists I know, only one of them was not raised with a specific religion. Almost always, it ranges from a sudden twirling out of the faith, to a dispassion for the faith that gently settles into all out atheism when the subject enters high school. So, of all the things to do on this thread, not answering the question because you can't, and then going on to attack the safety of my assumption was not what I would have predicted.