After leaving Bible college, it took me several months of incredibly difficult introspection and self-scrutiny to “become” an atheist.
I put “become” in quotes because my atheism was the only natural and logical conclusion to the problems I had to solve, so it felt more like I realized my inner atheism, rather than “becoming” an atheist.
When I realized my innate atheism, then, it felt like a huge weight dropped off my shoulders. Like I could finally stop trying to cram myself into a rigid box, and could relax into my natural form.
It also hurt. A lot. « Continue »