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Originally posted by Akragon
reply to post by OrphenFire
You have two children... Do you remember when they were born, the first time you looked at them?
After that moment, how can one believe God does not exist?
Are they not a blessing... if not a miracle?
Originally posted by OrphenFire
I am an atheist. I don't believe in the God Jehovah, or his son Jesus Christ. I was raised by strict religious parents. I've read the whole Bible, and enjoyed a lot of it, but I don't believe it's the word of God.
And yet, despite my non-belief in God, I miss believing. The last time I believed was when I was in the Navy. After I got out, I slowly began to realize that it's all fake. But why do I miss the bliss of ignorance? It's impossible for me to go back to truly believing in God. It's like trying to go back to believing in Santa Clause. Why then do I long for that bliss? I think it's the same reason that many people continue to believe. The false hope of God offers peace and reassurance in this mad place we call Earth. In such a mad world, one can find hope among the teachings of the Bible. As much as I find overly religious people obnoxious and off-putting, I miss the fellowship with Christians. Most of them are well meaning, loving people, even among the crazy, evangelical crowd (of which I was raised).
Have any of you other "converted" atheists ever felt like you missed being a Christian, or Muslim, or whatever faith you abandoned? Please, no Christians telling me to "come back to God" or anything like that. By your own Bible, it is impossible, because I have committed the unforgivable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.