Hello fellow subjects :) .. As time goes on, I feel my opinions on religion changing somewhat. I am still an agnostic atheist, and I'm pretty certain I always will be. But I used to be quite vigilant in my lack of belief, and pounce on any opportunity to point out the absurdity of religion. Now I find myself in a more "just let it be" phase. Is this a good or bad thing?
While I understand the importance of attempting to help a person break free from the chains and stop living their lives in delusion, realistically, I haven't actually successfully done this. No theist has ever listened to my rational logic and reason and suddenly just snapped out of it, ya know? Can you honestly say you have experienced this? .. I used to think like; even if I have made them stop and think about it, even for a second, then it's worth it. Now I'm thinking; was it really? Has my many religious debates really been worth the time and energy invested in them? And I'm leaning towards saying; no, it hasn't. While I have appreciated the agreement and support from fellow atheists and the sense of unity and connection it has brought me, they are not the ones I am debating for. We could talk all day about how insane religion is, and not actually achieve a thing, besides the knowing that we are not alone in our mindset. Maybe that is enough?
I don't know. I consider the overwhelming diversity of human nature and conclude that maybe (and I hate this line) this is just the way it is. Maybe some people will always grow into dissatisfaction with not knowing and so will throw their lives away to fictional dogma. Human nature?
I'm feeling more and more that it's time for me to be an atheist and just shut the fuck up about it.
What do you think?
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