Beliefs of the Nature of the Universe Change with Cultural Diversity

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Many people have an opinion about the overall nature of the universe and about the role which humanity plays in the universe. For example, “Why are we here” and “What will happen to us after we die”? The majority of us don’t know the answers to these questions. Thus, many of us want to have a religion because it gives us the impression that we are secure in the universe. It also provides guidance in our life. I presume it’s easier to live with some sort of explanation, even if it’s incorrect. When asked, “What religion do you practice”? I reply, “I’m atheist”. I simply lack belief in deities. However, many people have preconceived ideas about what I am and what I am not. For instance, I don’t believe in God, I loathe Christians; I concur…show more content…
On the weekends I hang out with my friends, go to the movies, and then prepare for the next day.
Being an atheist can be difficult. It was my choice to become an atheist but I don’t have any desire to sway others to become atheists, it’s their choice. One of the things that are difficult for me is when the topic of religion is discussed. I understand people are entitled to their own opinions and I don’t think someone who believes in a god is wrong. However, I dislike when stereotype atheist as sinful and wicked people. It’s difficult to defend to others without seeming rude or hostile. Another thing that is difficult for me is when people try to preach their religion to me. I understand some religions teach that their religion is the only truth, and they want everyone around them to embrace it. However, it’s difficult to tell a person you don’t believe in their god without them getting offended and receiving negative comments.
Being different in any way has its advantages and disadvantages. As an atheist, I am classified as a minority. After I discussed with my friends that I was an atheist, I started to receive the “cold shoulder”. None of my friends will communicate with me anymore and now I’m a pariah. However, I don’t regret telling them I’m atheist because now I have the great benefit of being true to myself. I no longer have to pretend and agree with someone’s religion that I don’t believe in. Although I lost my
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