Today may be a very special day for me as an atheist. There are many things that happened which test my newly accepted life:
(1) I had to fill out a form and left the “Religion” part blank. I feel like a bad ass. But I really feel free and proud and happy. I was afraid at first because the clerk might ask me to fill that part up.But I found the courage that I can explain myself. Happily she didn’t bother about it.
(2) I saw Sam Harris’ book “Free Will” at a book sale. The man, noticing that I am checking at books about atheism and religion, asked if I was among the “A”. I have the idea what he is saying so I asked him what he means. I was right, he was confirming if I am an atheist. I confidently responded that I am. I got a cheap book. I confirmed my atheism. I met a fellow atheist for the first time.
(3) I borrowed a copy of Richard Dawkin’s The God Delusion from the library. I just read it secretly in my room. I think that people will judge you on what you read. But today, I bring it to class and read it there.
This day may be one of my most special day since I embraced atheism. I finally have been confident with it. I know that atheists are among the outcasts of these “religious” society. But I cannot let myself be trapped and denial just to please the religious ones. To come out as an atheist, the cost are high. I am slowly coming out. 🙂