I Can See That
People Could Have
Made God Up
My atheism is the result of my outlook on life because in my life I have looked for what I can find out using the logic that I have found through my experiences in life. I wouldn't consider myself totally atheist, I am uncertain onto which is true atheism or religion. I want to believe in God. Mostly because of my peers, and a lot has to do with death. The problem is when I look back on history, I can see that people could have made God up, yet it is a big myth to start. But when people want to believe in an afterlife and a higher power, I see how it could have happened. I wish I knew there was an afterlife, it's rather painful when logically it doesn't seem to fit, I guess I will never know until I die. But I still got about 50 (at least speaking upon average) years to experience.
If I may go upon a seemingly unrelated topic, I feel that daily and almost every moment my mind seems to close. It's sad. I'm 17. I adapt to my surroundings, so when I have friends who are theists, I become more accepting of theism. I don't know if theism is bad. I wonder what a society full of atheists would be like. It's so hard to imagine since we are people and people usually act differently under different situations.
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