Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,483,371 members, 5,623,608 topics. Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 01:34 PM

My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. - Religion (2) - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Religion / My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. (23272 Views)

4 Reasons I'm Considering Becoming An Atheist / Saudi Arabia To Execute 'Atheist' For Insulting Prophet Muhammad / Mark Zuckerberg Is Not An Atheist? (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) ... (28) (Reply) (Go Down)

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by ifenes(m): 11:45am On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
thank you very much. people think its stupid when I hold this opinion and still pray.

during that period I really did lots of brain storming and I reached a point of "Madness" then I slowed down. now I don't shove opinion on theists and atheists but I like to call off their ignorance.

The path to Self-hood is all about you and how you can harness your hidden potentials. Ignore people's opinions,they don't count. They don't even exist.

5 Likes

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 11:46am On Dec 01, 2016
Seun, Lalasticlala, ishilove make una come help give us larger audience na. let's share knowledge
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 11:48am On Dec 01, 2016
ifenes:


The path to Self-hood is all about you and how you can harness your hidden potentials. Ignore people's opinions,they don't count. They don't even exist.
you are right. but you know our Nigerians society. you are either religious or a demon. Lolz I dey under the religious umbrella sha.
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Anas09: 11:57am On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
When i finally decided to not believe in God i felt empty. i began to ask many more questions.

Ok what am i doing here?
Oh, am just going to come, suffer and die? what for?
where the hell did we all pop out from?
Out of nothing?
Just like that?
Could i be more intelligent than all philosopher and people of old?
if Albert the great scientists could believe in God(not religion) as knowledgeable as he is. could he be wrong?


i had many questions.

then the most important one

whats the need of life?

this period gave me enlightenment, my IQ increased beyond my imagination and i felt like God,
during his period i studied my character, thinking pattern.
i practically perceived my self as dangerous, i had no inner conscience again. i saw life like in the jungle. kill or be killed. even my philosopher friend became "enemy within"
my instinct change and i thought like a wild animal. at a time i was even afraid of myself. i looked at my fellow human as just a pile of flesh nothing else.
i was fighting within me a war of "who am i" and "what tha fvck am i doing here"
i saw no need in the nysc scheme anymore, i became "too smart" i almost ran mad.

i read a lot of articles on God, religion, atheism and different fairytale of different cultures


But one day

i asked myself, do i really need to live like this?
generations have come and gone, same question, same problem.
why dont goats worry? or the dogs? why only man?

i cant possible be wiser than every other person. i came up with a quote...

"It is foolish to believe there's a god but it is more foolish to believe there's no god"

I decided to skip so many questions and moments just so i wont bore you from reading a very long epistle but during this period of IQ boom i realized something about humans.

Last post coming..
How do you mean your IQ increased. Your IQ increased you knew by heart or you took a test?

1 Like

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 12:00pm On Dec 01, 2016
Anas09:

How do you mean your IQ increased. Your IQ increased you knew by heart or you took a test?
I knew by heart. even the philosophy friend said he was amazed at my philosophy. almost all corpers even thought I read philosophy. because I engage the nccf to defeats several times.
besides, this is not certified, just personal observation
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by promise10: 12:56pm On Dec 01, 2016
Edwinmason:
many people become atheist for no reason

nooo

most of them become atheists for dumb reasons.

one of them says he prayed and didn't receive answers, therefore there is no god.

imagine the delusion.

1 Like

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by promise10: 12:59pm On Dec 01, 2016
jonbellion:
The worst part is that they are comfortable with thought of a deity punishing about 5,2 billion people for all eternity because they were in the "wrong religion"
Very nonsense concept of a supreme being
this is the delusion I just talked about...

4 Likes

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by jonbellion(m): 1:02pm On Dec 01, 2016
promise10:

this is the delusion I just talked about...

ok

1 Like

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Immorttal: 1:06pm On Dec 01, 2016
Pidgin2:


By their fruits you shall know them, I can see how Christ-like you are.


AngelsAndStars:
GET LOST grin.
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Immorttal: 1:10pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
look how I saw humans, just like every other animal. I saw us as not so special after all. if we can slaughter goats without remorse(not minding the fact that the goat struggles not to due like we do) then why should we humans be different. those were some of my thinking. I can't really say how I felt. only me can describe it to myself. it's hard to explain but I was so dangerous I was even scared of my tendencies.

as for that quote. trust me, it us mire foolish to say there's no god than otherwise. some people think the concept of "feeling the gap" is more foolish but really is it? who has gone down the lane of wisdom and has become successful? no one can prove god exist or does not exist. if you study science you'll hit a grid, a grid where you won't be able to imagine any further. that's where faith comes in. religion or no religion once you reach a stage of philosophy of god you'll have to apply faith to whatever follows.

weather God is alive or not makes no difference. but believing in God is the less foolish option of both.
You are a Deist.
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by jonbellion(m): 1:24pm On Dec 01, 2016
Yeah OP you are diest
Well deism an intellectually honest opinion as well
I don't like being identified as an atheist because that's a very strong claim to make to say you are sure there is no God
I'm agnostic
But unfortunately the Disciples In Christ Kingdom(DICK) Crew in this forum would never know the diffence

4 Likes

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 1:35pm On Dec 01, 2016
jonbellion:
Yeah OP you are diest
Well deism an intellectually honest opinion as well
I don't like being identified as an atheist because that's a very strong claim to make to say you are sure there is no God
I'm agnostic
But unfortunately the Disciples In Christ Kingdom(DICK) Crew in this forum would never know the diffence
what if Christ existed but didn't teach what Christians teach today? history is hard to verify. I respect(maybe because of my background as a Christian) the concept of Jesus Christ. I pray to Christ too. I go to church and when they say things that don't make sense to me I laugh within, when they say reasonable things I learn from it. no one know what is truth or what is false. so, leave Christ out of this.

I read about the beauty of every other religion. but only Islam disgust me(maybe it's because of sentiments between Christians and muslims)

at the end, I believe we are all victims of life's sufferings and confusion. and I believe the supreme creator should not be petty enough to fault we humans for our natural foolishness

1 Like

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by jonbellion(m): 1:41pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
what if Christ existed but didn't teach what Christians teach today? history is hard to verify. I respect(maybe because of my background as a Christian) the concept of Jesus Christ. I pray to Christ too. I go to church and when they say things that don't make sense to me I laugh within, when they say reasonable things I learn from it. no one know what is truth or what is false. so, leave Christ out of this.

I read about the beauty of every other religion. but only Islam disgust me(maybe it's because of sentiments between Christians and muslims)

at the end, I believe we are all victims of life's sufferings and confusion. and I believe the supreme creator should not be petty enough to fault we humans for our natural foolishness
that is exactly the point
It is very likely someone like that walked the earth
The problem is they made a religion or of him
Turned him into something he's not
That original sin concept is so stupid
So an unbeliver would be punished for the sins of people he/she never knew
Why don't they adapt it into our judiciary system
Because it makes no sense

3 Likes

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 1:46pm On Dec 01, 2016
jonbellion:
that is exactly the point
There was likely such a person that roamed the earth
The problem is they made a religion or of him
Turned him into something he's not
good. it's possible. the Bible is a book selected and compiled from numerous books. we humans can't be perfect...
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Anas09: 1:49pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
I knew by heart. even the philosophy friend said he was amazed at my philosophy. almost all corpers even thought I read philosophy. because I engage the nccf to defeats several times.
besides, this is not certified, just personal observation
Niajadeyhia, come and hear this guy ooo.
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 1:49pm On Dec 01, 2016
Jonbellion the original sin concept is only but a myth. there are loop holes in the story that gave it away. I did a personal findings on that.

another interesting fact is.... that Is the position of Vatican. a myth
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Anas09: 1:50pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
post the link let's see
Dont bother.
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 1:50pm On Dec 01, 2016
Anas09:
Dont bother.
Ok
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by felixomor: 1:59pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
Seun, Lalasticlala, ishilove make una come help give us larger audience na. let's share knowledge

Which knowledge actually?
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Nobody: 2:00pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
look how I saw humans, just like every other animal. I saw us as not so special after all. if we can slaughter goats without remorse(not minding the fact that the goat struggles not to due like we do) then why should we humans be different. those were some of my thinking. I can't really say how I felt. only me can describe it to myself. it's hard to explain but I was so dangerous I was even scared of my tendencies.

as for that quote. trust me, it us mire foolish to say there's no god than otherwise. some people think the concept of "feeling the gap" is more foolish but really is it? who has gone down the lane of wisdom and has become successful? no one can prove god exist or does not exist. if you study science you'll hit a grid, a grid where you won't be able to imagine any further. that's where faith comes in. religion or no religion once you reach a stage of philosophy of god you'll have to apply faith to whatever follows.

weather God is alive or not makes no difference. but believing in God is the less foolish option of both.

So are you a vegetarian now? Don't take this the wrong way but did you speak to someone? Was anything else happening in your life at the time?

If no one can prove god exists or doesn't then why is god not existing foolish? I believe the god of gaps idea is valid, if we dont know something is it simply because we dont have the whole picture or because it's the work of god? I'll go with the former because there was a lot we didn't understand before that humans attributed to gods and spirits and whatever which we now know to be false which is the great thing about science. It isn't about imaging though it's about being able to prove your ideas are accurate, I have never been told to take something on faith when it comes to science.

If god being alive or dead makes no difference why is it wise to believe in a God?
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Nobody: 2:00pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
I knew by heart. even the philosophy friend said he was amazed at my philosophy. almost all corpers even thought I read philosophy. because I engage the nccf to defeats several times.
besides, this is not certified, just personal observation

So philosophy was what made you assume you suddenly had a high IQ? Ok can you share with me the truth your philosophical knowledge uncovered with proof of that?

Philosophy is simply the musings of a soul trying to find its way and make meaning out of life its not a destination its a journey. Can we discuss?
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Anas09: 2:00pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
what if Christ existed but didn't teach what Christians teach today? history is hard to verify. I respect(maybe because of my background as a Christian) the concept of Jesus Christ. I pray to Christ too. I go to church and when they say things that don't make sense to me I laugh within, when they say reasonable things I learn from it. no one know what is truth or what is false. so, leave Christ out of this.

I read about the beauty of every other religion. but only Islam disgust me(maybe it's because of sentiments between Christians and muslims)

at the end, I believe we are all victims of life's sufferings and confusion. and I believe the supreme creator should not be petty enough to fault we humans for our natural foolishness
So, you pick and choose what you want to believe from the Bible?
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by felixomor: 2:03pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
I knew by heart. even the philosophy friend said he was amazed at my philosophy. almost all corpers even thought I read philosophy. because I engage the nccf to defeats several times.
besides, this is not certified, just personal observation

Your IQ increased?

Wow.

IQ is even a flawed system of determining intelligence that was set up by white people for white people.

Some of us have not yet recovered from colonialism.
undecided
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by Nobody: 2:06pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
what if Christ existed but didn't teach what Christians teach today? history is hard to verify. I respect(maybe because of my background as a Christian) the concept of Jesus Christ. I pray to Christ too. I go to church and when they say things that don't make sense to me I laugh within, when they say reasonable things I learn from it. no one know what is truth or what is false. so, leave Christ out of this.

I read about the beauty of every other religion. but only Islam disgust me(maybe it's because of sentiments between Christians and muslims)

at the end, I believe we are all victims of life's sufferings and confusion. and I believe the supreme creator should not be petty enough to fault we humans for our natural foolishness

The "What if" Question will always remain a big if in the face of what takes away the "what if" question. You have the Bible that teaches what Christ actually taught and you sit and muse assuming that it probably was not what Jesus taught and then you want everything to make sense to you when you are told something while in church.

If everything should make sense to you then you have now become GOD. You have now become Omniscient which you and i know you can never be. So why expect everything to make sense? If it did make sense why then are you a philosopher? To Philosophers not everything makes sense since they are still searching for answers in the inner being.
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by ifenes(m): 2:08pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
you are right. but you know our Nigerians society. you are either religious or a demon. Lolz I dey under the religious umbrella sha.

The Nigerian society is intriguing to watch. A society soaked in negative beliefs,hence negative society.

1 Like

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 2:09pm On Dec 01, 2016
4everGod:


The "What if" Question will always remain a big if in the face of what takes away the "what if" question. You have the Bible that teaches what Christ actually taught and you sit and muse assuming that it probably was not what Jesus taught and then you want everything to make sense to you when you are told something while in church.

If everything should make sense to you then you have now become GOD. You have now become Omniscient which you and i know you can never be. So why expect everything to make sense? If it did make sense why then are you a philosopher? To Philosophers not everything makes sense since they are still searching for answers in the inner being.
how are you sure christ actually thought that? were you there?
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by jonbellion(m): 2:10pm On Dec 01, 2016
AngelsAndStars:
Jonbellion the original sin concept is only but a myth. there are loop holes in the story that gave it away. I did a personal findings on that.

another interesting fact is.... that Is the position of Vatican. a myth
asin dude thy contradictions in that doctrine
-humans are punished for sins before they were born
-Since human existence in the Garden of Eden before original sin was therefore infinite, even a very small chance of Adam or Eve eating from the forbidden tree by accident would have become increasingly more likely over time
-what the Bleep was the tree even doing there in the first place
That's just like pouring gasoline round a kid, giving him s matchbox and saying" don't strike it"
The abrahamics God apparent omniscience even makes the story more messed up
Christian theology
5% on rotten tomatoes

1 Like

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 2:10pm On Dec 01, 2016
felixomor:


Your IQ increased?

Wow.

IQ is even a flawed system of determining intelligence that was set up by white people for white people.

Some of us have not yet recovered from colonialism.
undecided
my IQ according to standard of the "wise"

i understand where you are coming from but lets leave that for now
Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 2:11pm On Dec 01, 2016
Anas09:

So, you pick and choose what you want to believe from the Bible?
yes. everyone does that. just as pastors jump other books and go quote Malachi just to get tithe money.

2 Likes

Re: My Experience As An Atheist For Three Weeks. by AngelsAndStars(m): 2:13pm On Dec 01, 2016
4everGod:


So philosophy was what made you assume you suddenly had a high IQ? Ok can you share with me the truth your philosophical knowledge uncovered with proof of that?

Philosophy is simply the musings of a soul trying to find its way and make meaning out of life its not a destination its a journey. Can we discuss?
definitely you didnt read well. you didnt really get the main reason i drifted undecided

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) ... (28) (Reply)

Do You Still Pay Your Tithes And Offerings? / Pastor Adeboye Registering With INEC To Vote In 2015 / Why Has Letter X Replaced Christ In The Word Christmas?

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 167
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.