This was on PostSecret today:
It raises this question for me:
Is there anything you were better at doing back when you were religious?
I guess I could say I was better at calming myself down in stressful situations (because I would pray)… but there is some power in being able to rationally think my way through a tough situation even if the conclusion may not be something I like. Of course, I can also attribute a lot of that to age.
Atheism hasn’t taken anything else away from me.
I wonder if there might be different answers from people who became atheists later in life.