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Anonymous asked: What do you gain from being an atheist? I mean, what difference makes to someone who doesn't believe?
Atheism does not provide anything of benefit because it is not in itself a belief system. Atheism is one single belief. Being able to accept Atheism for me personally has allowed a type of liberation that I feel would be impossible well still believing in a religion. In a way the only thing you could say Atheism provides is the freedom that is denied by religion. It is not something it gives directly but it is something that without it, you can not be entirely liberated.
It depends on the individual but it can make a lot of difference when contrasted to a religious belief. A non-believer has rejected the idea of eternity and has the ability to more clearly grasp the fleeting nature of life and how incredibly small that amount of time is on the grand scale of things. Non-believers do not tend to give up their destiny to “fate” and will realize that in order for something to happen they need to make some effort for it to come about. To sum it up non-believers have a much better scope of reality and with that are able to more fully enjoy, explore, and seek to understand that reality.