Godless in Dixie contemplates life after leaving the godless closet. He lists ten of the benefits he sees to living life as an atheist. His answers range from the basic (“Getting Sunday mornings back”), the profound (“A greater appreciation for the preciousness of life”) to the apparently unprintable (#7, too personal for the internet.)
Once I gave up on the idea that there was a guiding hand, everything snapped back into focus. It may sound horrible, but I find it a relief to know that some problems are just messy things that don’t have good solutions. When things go wrong, it’s not because you were morally flawed or that your faith was not strong enough. I prefer reality in all its horrible glory to the layers and layers of spirituality that get heaped upon it in order to make it “meaningful.”
Anyway, what has atheism done for you? How has it changed your life for the better? the worse?