Being an Atheist: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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By: Morgan Wader

Date: December 22, 2021

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Being an Atheist can be difficult at times. You are constantly fighting to defend your beliefs, and you also have to deal with the consequences of not believing in God. There are many atheists who say that religion has played a significant role in their lives, and they don’t regret it for one second. But is there anything wrong with being an atheist? The truth is that there are some pros and cons to this lifestyle choice.

This article will cover both sides of the argument so you can see what’s best for yourself!

Being an Atheist

It may seem like a “cool” thing to be at times, but it can also have its disadvantages.

Atheists don’t believe in God or the afterlife. They consider themselves rational and logical people who rely on science instead of religion for answers about themselves and their world. This means that they are very open-minded when hearing new information and ideas. Unfortunately, this may also mean that they are open to accepting false information and believing conspiracy theories about the government and their environment. For instance, it is common for Atheists to believe in global warming as a hoax due to not wanting people’s money wasted on it or because oil companies have been known to pay off scientists who say otherwise.

Atheists don’t discriminate against those of other religions either as long as those people leave them alone too with their beliefs – however, most religious believers do tend to be intolerant of Atheists since many religions preach far from acceptance towards nonbelievers. This intolerance often leads to violence sometimes which leaves others thinking that all atheists are evil or bad by association when really that is not the case at all.

Atheists are generally very smart, interesting people to be around but they can also be really annoying too when you disagree with them about something important or unpleasant like politics and the environment!

The Good:

Freedom from the need to go through religious rituals that you don’t believe in. You can live your life as you see fit and not be told what is right or wrong by some book written hundreds of years ago somewhere else on Earth. There’s no pointless guilt about things like premarital sex, masturbation, eating pork etc.

Being an Atheist gives you a sense of confidence because there are so many people who will try to make you feel inferior for being one (which they often do even if their religion forbids it). It also makes most other people respect your opinion more than those who follow any particular religion because religions tend to have a lot of ridiculous rules based on books with little evidence behind them which justify inequality between various groups of people.

The Bad:

There is the risk of becoming dogmatic in your atheism and thinking that you know everything (or at least more than other people). This can lead to a lot of arrogance and an unwillingness to look at any evidence that goes against your beliefs. It also makes it very hard to have respectful conversations with religious people because their beliefs are automatically seen as wrong, ignorant or delusional.

You may lose some friends who decide they can’t be around someone who doesn’t believe in god(s) and this can be tough especially if those friends were close ones.

Atheists often get labeled as “stupid” or “selfish” by believers which can be really hurtful. Some even do violent things so it won’t hurt to be prepared. You could acquire something to protect yourself like a gun. Make sure there are papers and your gun is legal. You might also have to consider getting modifications to improve your firearm, such as a bolt carrier which is an important upgrade when enhancing your firing rate, or a muzzle which is a great accessory to reduce recoil.


The Ugly:

There is a very real risk of persecution from believers if you live in a country where being an Atheist is not accepted. This can range from verbal abuse and discrimination to imprisonment or even death. There have been cases of all of these happening to atheists all over the world, sometimes just because they expressed their beliefs on social media.

Atheists can also be quite aggressive towards believers and this often results in heated debates which accomplish nothing but hurt feelings on both sides. It can be really frustrating trying to have a civil conversation with someone who refuses to accept that your views are valid.

In conclusion, while there are some downsides to being an atheist, I think the pros definitely outweigh them. I am sure that anybody who has been brought up with a particular religion and then decides to become an atheist later in life can attest to how much more relaxed you feel without the nagging feeling of guilt or shame.



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