Let’s analyze a bit. Why don’t you believe in your God anymore? Maybe it seems like nothing you ever read about your God, feels true? Or maybe something from your life made you think “A true God wouldn’t do this!”? No matter the circumstances you are here. I, for one, am very proud of you! Do you know why? You just made a self-discovery about yourself! And that is big news! Going forward in this article, I will list what you can do now that you are free from what some might call a “prison”.
No, really, what CAN you do now?
Think about everything you were told you are not allowed to do, though it is common practice. For example, some Christian Religions don’t allow you to eat pork. Now you can do that! Or almost all religions do not allow you to be part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Now you can discover yourself!
You can try things you never would’ve before! You can get a tattoo if that’s your style. Or you can go to a party. With alcohol! (Only if you are of legal age. I do not advise you to drink alcohol underage).
You can protest! You can vote! You can be a feminist! You can love yourself and whomever you want!
These are some of the things you can do, without feeling guilty. I am recommending you read “What If I’m an Atheist?: A Teen’s Guide to Exploring a Life Without Religion” by David Seidman. It’s a fantastic book!
What is atheism?
“Atheism is, in the broadest sense, an absence of belief in the existence of deities. Less broadly, atheism is a rejection of the belief that any deities exist. In an even narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.”(Wikipedia)
Basically, if you don’t believe in a higher power, you are an atheist.
But what if you do believe in a higher power just not in the ones we know of? That is called being agnostic. It is honestly great because you aren’t forced to do anything and you never know what’ll happen. It is exciting.
Very good for you! You did it! You are now free and are able to do whatever you feel like doing. Maybe now you will be able to discover more of yourself, which is very good! Remember though that with great power(freedom) comes great responsibility. So be careful what you do!