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From Religion to Freedom

10 April 2013, 13:01

So after many years of being a staunch believer in Christianity and being a youth leader and a Sunday school teacher, the doubt started creeping in. With doubt came guilt and initially I was convinced that the devil was trying to win me over and so I prayed and prayed! I did not feel like I could talk to anyone for fear of criticism.

I then started an office job and discovered the wonder of News24. I was so excited to see that it was actually ok to be an atheist and to read all the very logical comments. I became addicted to learning more and so my journey began from ‘doubting Thomas’ to Atheist. This was not a quick journey and it was a lonely and scary transition.

As a Christian I was too scared too question as this felt like blasphemy, once I started questioning and learning, the feeling of freedom was bliss, the weight of guilt and being a no good sinner left me and I could at last feel good about me as a person and I realized that I am a very good person with a good set of values and morals.

I am curious to know how many of the readers here have been given the confidence by these articles to shake off the straitjacket that is religion and remove the blinkers and really start living.

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