I Am Me

I am not “making my mind up.”
I am not “searching.”
I am not “taking a detour on the road to Jesus.”
I am not “agnostic because I think Christians are idiots”
I am not “rebelling against what my parents taught me.”
I am not “apathetic about religion.”
I am not “some stupid, uneducated child.”
I am not pretending to be a part of something that I am not.
I am agnostic, not atheist, agnostic. I do not reject the possibility of a deity, I just do not believe in a specific deity. I do not believe in doing good things because of an afterworld reward. I believe in doing good things because it is the right thing to do. I believe in living your life to the fullest because it is your only life to live. I believe that there is something after death, but I do not believe in a heaven or hell. I believe in guardian angels and I know that my grandmother and grandfather are looking over me right now.
I believe in learning about different religions and culturing one’s self in the different ways of the world is an important part of finding yourself. I do not believe it is okay to hate a person or a nation based solely on their religious beliefs. I believe in love. I believe in logic. I believe in intelligence and I believe in acceptance. It does not matter what religion you call yourself a follower of, nor does it matter whether or not you believe in God or many gods or completely reject the idea of a god… What matters is what you do, not what you believe.
I do not think that “In God We Trust” should be taken off of United States currency or that “One nation, Under God” should be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance because our country was founded upon the idea of religious freedom. Religious freedom is protected in the First Amendment and I believe that that should be held at all regard. Personally, I believe it is my duty to myself to use my freedom of speech that is protected by the same amendment because if I choose not to, I would not be the person that I am today.
I am a writer.
I am a ginger.
I am a lover.
I am a fighter.
I am an agnostic.
I am another human being struggling through this life.
I am strong enough to be myself.
I am confident in who I am.

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