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I am an athiest.  I am most interested in two things: 1. the morals of societies in which religion dictates reality, and, 2. How I feel athiesm lends itself to eventually building a perfectly moral society.  Many theists and religionists assume that morals are an intrinsic part of religious belief, and that the absence of belief = an absence of morals.  I intend to explore and prove these people wrong, and that indeed religious belief leads to both immoralism and amoralism, whereas atheism leads to humanism and true moralism.  As most people who find themselves an atheist I have been on both sides of the fence.  I was, fortunately, raised by parents who believe that asking questions and searching for my own understanding of the world and existence are important.  However, there was a time in my life that I thought believing in god (I actually wanted to believe in the ancient Greek gods when I was in High School-because, face it, they are way cool!) was the thing to do.  I had religious friends, religious spouses, and tried to fit in with their world view…even going as far as getting baptized in the Lutheran church.  I have been searching for a religious or spiritual meaning to my life for most of my life.  And finally decided that pretty much what I thought all along, in the back recesses of my mind, was correct-that there is no god, and that religion and to a large extent, spirituality, are lies that we have perpetrated on ourselves to try to explain something which really needs no explanation at all.

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