—This is a VERY sensitive topic—
The definition of the word ‘Atheist’ is this: a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods. Thats exactly what I am. I believe in no god, no heaven or hell, I have no religion (Although I do believe religion is important its just I find no evidence to support it which dosen’t mean that I think religion is a bad thing). I used to be a Catholic but renounced my faith around last year. I agree with SOME of the bibles teachings but no all. I don’t believe that it is a sin to be part of the LGBT community:
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” Chapter 18 verse 22
“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” Chapter 20 verse 13
I don’t believe that the disabled should be treated as secondary citizens:
“And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of David’s soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.” Samuel 5:8
16 The LORD said to Moses, 17 “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand, 20 or who is hunchbacked or dwarfed, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. 21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the offerings made to the LORD by fire. He has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God. 22 He may eat the most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food; 23 yet because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary. I am the LORD, who makes them holy.
I also don’t believe that women should be secondary citizens:
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” (1 Timothy 2:12)
Also why dose terrorism, war, starvation, disease, disability etc. happen if this ‘All loving and forgiving god’ can put an end to it instantly. Why do some people who are strong Catholics die? What have they done wrong? And I’m not talking about old age, I’m talking about Cancer, disease, disability etc. I have been to Lourdes and I have bathed in ‘Holy Water’ but still I find I don’t believe. The church organised me to go so that it would ‘help my disability’ and did it help? No. In fact the year after I took ill. And that is why I’m an Atheist.