To clarify: Atheism is not a religion. It is the lack of one. Atheism is a religious stance but it is not a religion in itself.
"I cannot accept the words of someone who lived thousands of years ago, most likely contorted throughout time by corruptible men. Men are corruptible, so everything they say should be doubted. We as an intelligent race cannot accept what is at face value, we need to inquire. The unexamined life is not worth living. We need to realize that religion is a tool, a tool to control you by fear. I’m not saying that religion is bad; faith is something personal and important. I’m saying that believing in something just because that’s how it is is not acceptable. We need to believe because we came to that conclusion ourselves. We need to believe in what our hearts tell us."
-Anna Akana, Surviving Suicide
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