"The real deciding factor had been personal preference; unbelief was a much more comfortable, less demanding, option, and that was my reason for
"I finally came to the point of making a decision. Giving up the attempt to work things out on my own, I decided to put my trust in an action of
faith, and I made the suggested prayer. I was expecting some kind of tangible spiritual change, but nothing seemed to be happening, so I went to
Madness, absolute madness.... So, let me get this straight... you chose religion because it was easier not to question anything, because this girl
gave you a book and you wanted to nail her.... and because you couldn't be bothered to try to work things out for yourself... you sir, are a disgrace
to this community.... those 2 statements go against eveything ATS stands for..... I wish you luck in this Thread... you're going to need it...
I would argue vehemently that being an Atheist is a considerably harder life to lead... to believe that the universe is governed by chaos and random
actions takes courage my friend... to know that after death there is nothing takes courage my friend... and to work things out for one's self takes
patience and logic.
I really didn't understand your thought process in this process... your writing, although acomplished, lacks the detail with which to understand your
The way you tell the story presently makes it seem like you just couldn't be bothered to think for yourself any longer.... and I'm sorry, but to say
that one book changed your hole opinion is just ludicrous....
You go on to say that any question you could pose yourself could be answered with the phrase, "Well why not", I'll tell you why not.... because it's
not scientifically provable, logical or just plain likely....
I should end this diatribe by telling you that I am not an Atheist.... neither am I religious... neither side has the answers I am looking for as far
as I can see.... but to make the decisions you made, for the reasons you gave, sounds ridiculous to me...
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