As I was growing up in the Philippines, I was taught about the relevance of religion in our lives, the different values, the Bible and about God and his son Jesus Christ. I was a follower of God, even though we’re not much of a religious family, I still had good faith but as I hit puberty, I began to question my faith and the existence of God.
You can’t express your opinions as an atheist in a country like this. Most of the time you will find yourself fed by these people who will keep on telling you that God is real, he made everything, he created everything and when you ask them any proof, they point to the Bible, which in my opinion is a poor excuse. A book is written by man, not by a God. We weren’t there to begin with, we can’t prove anything that happened thousands of years ago, it’s like saying a Spiderman comic book proves Spiderman’s existence.
We always had science to explain everything to us, people don’t study science for nothing. I hate it when people say “Thank God” when a person survives an operation, the Doctors did the operation not God, and science is also behind it. They also say “Thank God” for the food that they have everyday, funny because the last thing I remembered it’s the farmers and fishermen who keep on working hard to produce the food that we eat, praying won’t magically put food on our table.
I realized something big behind this belief. This is a hindrance to progress of the human mind, religion will only teach you things that’s within it, nothing else, nothing new, it’s just a constant brainwashing agenda.
Atheists are not bad or evil people, last time I checked, only religious people have been killing each other.