Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Featured | 18 comments

Name: Emily Smith

Location: Mercer, Pennsylvania

Label: Atheist/Buddhist

Former religious affiliation: Christian- Catholic

My Story

I became an atheist because I was not content with not knowing how the world works.  I love nature too much to not give it all the credit it deserves for shaping this universe.  I realized that it’s okay to not have the answers to every question, and that it wasn’t right to just plug God into the answer box.  I’ve seen enough of what religion can do to know that I want no part in it, and that I can be a loving, successful member of society without it.  I’ve recently started to read up on Buddhist texts and teachings, and although I still have no interest in the supernatural, I find their words to be the most inspiring and moving scriptures out there, and that it does not take a deity to create wonderful people.  Not matter how long it will take for my loved ones to fully accept that, I will stay true to who I am and what I believe to be right. In the end, that’s what’s most important.  Love you all.


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