Today’s contribution comes from the Timid Atheist, who was luckily not so timid that she couldn’t e-mail.
…I am a better person and a better mother.
I accepted my atheism about a year and a half ago. Which came about via my search in regards to feminism. Since then I’ve learned more about atheism, humanism, feminism and LGBT activism than I ever thought possible. I’m still learning to be a better person, but I’ve come a long way from how I use to be. And I’ve donated more to worthy causes in the past year and a half than I have my entire life. And I did it because I wanted to not because I felt guilted into it by my “faith.”
I have more patience for my child and I have better responses to her questions than ever before. And I’m so glad this happened before she experienced puberty so I can be there for her when all of the really difficult personal things happen. While my daughter doesn’t know that I”m an atheist yet, she knows that things are a bit different for me in regards to how I view god and the bible and she is okay with that.
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