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Salon's reader comments of the week: "I've embraced my atheism"

Our community talks about losing faith, and finding hope


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Mary Elizabeth Williams
November 30, 2018 11:00PM (UTC)

Have you walked away from religion?

I was a methodist as a kid. I think I was a bit fanatic about religion as a kid. Eventually I started questioning it. As a young man I explored spiritualities. At one point I was slightly brainwashed in a program of independent study and eventually seeing that I broke out of it. I became agnostic and then one day I woke up with a great sense of freedom wondering what it was and realized I had lost all faith all belief in anything supernatural. I felt LIBERATED and scared. It was alien. I learned to deal with it. I embraced my atheism. Now I embrace a more compassionate HUMANISM. Yes much the same as atheism. I have learned we can be deeply feeling good people without any belief in a god or anything supernatural. — Scott Bruneau

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Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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