When I was religious I believed there would be a time in which justice would be served. I was absolutely convinced that everything would work out in the end. Those who deserved happiness would receive happiness. Now that I’m an atheist, I don’t believe everything will work out in the end. I do not believe we are guaranteed justice in this unjust world.
I was upset when I began to doubt my faith. I hated God for letting the world be so unfair. Then the last bits of faith I had faded and I was left with no god to blame for the condition of the world. This made it even worse. Who could I blame now that I couldn’t say it was all God’s fault?
The answer to that question changed my entire life. The way the world is today is the product of man. This means man shaped the broken world we live in. I realized that we are responsible for this world. I realized that if we want to change the world, we simply have to do it ourselves. There is no god to pray to.
Losing faith in God has made me a better person. When I saw the injustice in this world I used to think to myself, “I’m so glad God will take care of it.” But now when I see these things I think to myself, “If I want that to be taken care of, I’ll have to do it myself.”
I have found a purpose more profound than my pious mind could have ever imagined. I have been given a limited amount of time in this world, and I want to spend that time making the world a better place for the people who share it with me. Be kind to all, because the only opportunity we have to experience something like heaven is this moment, and the limited time that follows.