The Cons of Being an Atheist

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I have been an atheist for a while now. This is because I believe that, I won't trust in anything I can't see. There is no proof that God exists. I have always thought that way.

However, times have changed and my thoughts are different now.

Yes, the Bible has been altered by many unknown sources over the ages.

Yes, some churches are evil.

Yes, Christianity may be patriarchal.

Yes, Christianity [branches] may have weird practices, like *ahem*exorcism*ahem*, Jehovah's Witness [wtf], evangelicalism [I hate this].

To put it brutally, I always thought people who believed too obsessively in the Bible/God were stupid.

But I do understand that, a belief that you grew up with, compared to a newer belief, takes precedence over anything else. After all, that belief has helped you through many bad times, and followed you through many good times.

And I always thought people were entitled to their own belief. Yes, I may think it's stupid, but that's just my opinion. If you believe in something so strongly, it will never be stupid.

However, being an atheist, I realise I lose out on something important: faith in God.

Praying is an important thing, and by itself creates miracles.

Without praying, I lose my way more easily when I am alone, and when I am down. Especially when I have no one to confide in. After all, no matter how close you are to a person, there is always at least one secret you find it hard to divulge.

So now, to God I pray, I can no longer fight my battles alone. I need Your help, Your love. Forgive me for all my mistakes, and cleanse my heart of all evil. Show me the path to peace, quiet and health. Give me the strength to love my enemies.

Yes, even if I cannot see God, even if God is false, I will believe in him. No matter where God is, I will put him in my heart.

Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.


Sometimes we need to remind ourselves

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Sometimes, along the road of life, we forget a very important thing,
that the past is gone and the future is not now.

Do not look back and grief on the past, for it is gone.
Do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come.
Live in the present, and make it so beautiful
that it will be worth remembering...

Sometimes, I forget that and I get so lost...

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
The courage to change the things I can;
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Bend like the willow, don't resist like the oak.

Live and Let Live

It is fine to get irritated with someone's way of doing things, but does it affect you? Really? Those tiny things.. It would be better to leave them alone. Because there are more important things. Think of what is really important to you. There is only one life to live. And to waste it on unimportant things.. Is a choice. And sometimes, we get caught up. But it's ok. We just have to get back on track.