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Anonymous asked: It all has to do with Conformity, you know. Think about it: it's really not about religion but about being a part of the masses. Christianity is the #1 mind-prison religion in this country. Yet most Christians don't read or know the bible beyond a few quotes. If you say you're Not one of them, you're discriminated against, plain and simple. You're treated like an outcast, an outsider. Someone not only Not to be trusted, but to be scapegoated. That's where I am, and that's the story of my life.
That is just an issue in general though that makes me sad. There have been countless millions of people throughout history who haven’t been who they really want to be or who they really are for fear of what society and others will think of them, people who have suppressed their own expression, freedom, and happiness in the name of conformity. I can completely understand why people want to do it because very few people relish feeling like an outsider but it is unfortunate that they have to sacrifice of themselves in order to achieve it. It is something so many people do too that you may come across two people conforming to each other simply because they think it is what the other person wants when if they just gave up on conformity they would both be even happier.
I think maybe as a society and as a whole this is something we are looking to change. For a large period of recent history people simply did not admit to being homosexuals because of the way society treated them, people could not admit to being Atheist because of the way they would be shunned. People are pushing forward and standing up to say that “I can not conform because that is not who I am”. I can’t simply chose to believe, I can’t simply go back to being a religious person, but that does not mean I want to be treated like less than a person. No one wants to be treated like less of a person for any factors they have no direct control over.
Perhaps with the lazy attitude of many modern Christians it will make it even easier in the future. Many of the most bible thumping, finger waving Christians are ones that were raised by even more adamant bible thumping, finger waving Christians. Many that were raised with that though also turned away from it. There just isn’t the same fire and brimstone in Christianity that there was even 100 years ago. I am cautiously optimistic at the eventual prospect of Atheism surpassing religion. People were saying the same thing around 150 years ago and as of ye there has been no victory.
Really though it is going to happen at some point or another. Christianity is shown to be less and less valid as time passes and eventually it will seep in to some of even the deeply deluded believers. When that time comes people will look back and wonder how religion ever got such a hold in the first place. I wish you luck but I assure you no matter if it is 2 year or 20 years from now once you are able to finally break free from the need and utility of conformity you will feel a great relief.