I don’t think I’ve really spoken much about my views on religion on my blog before. At least, not in great detail. As you can probably guess from the title, I’m an Atheist- I don’t believe there is a God or any other Deity of any kind. But that is just my opinion, and I wanted to explain why.
When I was younger I used to go to church. My parents wanted us to go to see if we enjoyed it or not, and because we didn’t, they didn’t keep us going. My mum isn’t particularly religious, and neither is my dad, but I think both of their families are Christian and because of that, I’ve grown up respecting other people’s views on religion. I think there’s this thing where people assume that because someone is an Atheist, they are going to be rude and obnoxious (that’s a good word… obnoxious…) but that’s just stupid. There are of course going to be people like that, but it isn’t because of what they believe in.
I have friends who are also Christian, and obviously I won’t be rude to them about going to church or anything. I choose my friends based on their personality rather than their background and I think everyone else should do the same. I don’t believe in a God because I’m one of those people who just thinks it’s unrealistic and there isn’t any proof. One could say the Bible is evidence, but that isn’t going to make me believe that God exists- it’s like saying wizards exist because “Harry Potter” says so. But again that is my personal opinion. I don’t want to make anyone angry with that, but if I can respect someone who is religious, I would expect them to respect me for being an Atheist.
Right, I’m off to try and finish the last 10 chapters of “The Bone Season” now. Thank you for reading.