Alexander from Canada

Coming out as an atheist was like a breeze for me. I was openly accepted by my parents, siblings, relatives and friends. Even my secular Muslim aunt saw nothing wrong with it. I have always been an Inquisitive person since I've been a child. My grandfather whom I miss so much since he died in 1985 when I was still in high school in Toronto. When I asked my grandfather about which religion is the right religion; he said: It doesn't matter what religion you belong to or you wish to belong; if you are not a nice person, no religion would be the right religion for you. Then he continued and said: It is better to be a nonbeliever and be a good person than to be a believer and be a bad person. In Canada, I decided to become Christian thinking it was better than Islam; then I had a rude awakening about that. No, not liberal enough for me. So I decided to become a Bahai; that was short-lived. Then I finally found Unitarian Universalism, and it fit me like a tailored glove from 1996 to 2018. The perfect glove Unitarian Universalism was wearing out on me; then I joined Google plus chat and joined few atheist groups. By then, I have had become a Pantheist; but as I got to discussions with atheists online and I learned a lot about what atheism is and what atheism is not. Atheism: A lack of belief in a God/gods; Atheism is the lack of belief in theistic claims. Today I'm not just an atheist, I'm also an anti-religious, antitheist and I'm also a humanist. I hope you enjoyed my autobiography journey from religion to atheism. May you have a humanly possible long, healthy and prosperous life.

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