|A Siren singing her song.|
What would an atheist confess to? The question has been rattling around my head for the last day or two and here are five things that theists may find interesting about this atheist.
5. I miss the certainty I felt when I was a believer.
When I was a believer I didn't worry about the BIG questions. Why worry about your purpose in life? You are God's child -- everything else is gravy. And a lot of my conceptions about heaven were really formed by watching bad 70's and 80's TV. One of the common plot devices in those sitcoms was that a character dreamed he or she died and went to heaven and had all of their questions answered. Didn't know where that lost sock was? God was going to tell you. Did your girlfriend cheat on you in 8th grade? All will be revealed. What I found out was that one of the side effects of not worrying about your place in the universe was that I really was concerned about heretics and unbelievers quite a bit.