Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Essays | 1 comment

Name: Chris M.

Organization affiliation: none…yet

Label: Atheist, Humanist, a bit LaVeyan Satanist


Former Religious Affiliation: Russian Orthodox, Catholic

My Story

I was baptized as a Russian Orthodox Christian. Along with my parents, I didn’t follow it too strictly but at the age of 11, I was sent to a Roman Catholic School where my beliefs opened up to a little someone named Jesus Christ. Being young at the time, I was easily brainwashed and began attending masses and praying every night, but what I never realized was the reason why my prayers never seemed to work… As soon as I left that school and entered highschool, I was introduced to many other beliefs, but i was only interested in a certain one, atheism. I began to listen to people like George Carlin and read books such as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. I remembered how my Catholic teachers used to tell me that people who don’t believe in god are ignorant and selfish. With my ignorance and selfishness, I managed to become president of my school’s Interact Club, working with the Rotary and helping my school as well as my community with anything they need. I joined the Wrestling Team and maintained a 95 avg while taking AP classes as well. My goal is to one day become a sports doctor. Basically, don’t EVER be afraid to be different, that includes religion, philosophy, sexual preference or anything. You know what you are as well as what you want and you shouldn’t let anyone tell you that you are wrong. Be yourself because that is what makes you stand out from everyone else in today’s society. Question anything and everything. Be proud to be an atheist as I am…I would rather live 20 years as a lion than 50 as a lamb.

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