I just want to feel normal, and I do not want to alienate my friends and family for my rational position on everything... regardless, I have been stressing hard about my decision to "come out" yesterday on my Facebook religion preference as 'Atheist' there is no turning back now, I am a bit frightened and a bit liberated by the act.
That act was the culmination of endless internalized debating in my mind of the inconsistency's, the fears, the hocus-pocus that I have been taught to believe since I was young, and it just recently dawned on me that I may be an 'atheist', or 'agnostic' or 'secular'... (or a little of each) The truth is, I don't know much about any of them and part of the reason I found this site is to find out more about myself.
I am certain that I am very serious about no longer feeling and acting like something that I am not. I am not a 'God' fearing human. I am guided by reason. I am compassionate individual with a large capacity to do good and I do not want to waste myself on myths. I have questions that I don't know if I will ever get answers to, but I'll be damned if I don't try.