Why did I choose to be an Atheist?

As a little one, my parents told me that there is someone who created us, someone who has powers to control the entire existence, someone who is there to protect all of us. However, due to curiosity, questions about that someone often occurred in my mind. They said, “He is God”. But I kept on asking questions like “Who is he?”, “Where does he live?”, “Have you ever seen him?”. However, no one could answer my “absurd” questions.

For me being an atheist wasn’t being “cool”, “trendy” or “chic”. Being godless never gave me satisfaction. It always felt like running in a circle of questions with no end or conclusion. Being in the mid of nowhere is indeed a struggle. You have no one ask for, no one who’d look upon you, just a flood of million questions.

Many religious theists try to argue atheists into believing in god through the fear of what will happen after dying- either going to hell or simply ceasing to exist. When we do not know the answer to miracles. It is God who is believed to be the answer. The answer to all our prayers, confusions, misconceptions and problems.

So, after years of confusion and unanswered questions, I came to this conclusion that, do I actually need religion to be a good person? Evolution explains human origin and The Big Band theory has explained the origin of the universe. So, what role did God play? I’m not here to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments but, here, just to express my views. I, in fact, respect every religion as well as the people who follow them.

People think that if one does not believe in the almighty then he/she might be a Satanist. You don’t need religion to do good deeds, to be kind, to make people smile. To spread happiness around is what I believe in. To be a good human is what I believe in. They say that we have freedom of religion but still we’ve people attacking people for not following a certain religion. No religious book has ever said that war is the answer. But still, we’ve mobs rioting around in the name of religion. So, are you actually following what your religion says? Is this what is expected from you? But at the end, isn’t it important to be a good person and not hurt anyone? In fact, these people, fighting in the name of religion, killing people, destroying families are the ones who absolutely have no knowledge of what their religion teaches.

As I went on to consider myself as non-religious, I started to have faith in myself, a faith which no one could break. I started to believe in my capacity. I’ve promised myself to be a good person no matter what the circumstances are. Till today, my questions about the existence of God have not been answered but until then, I will continue do my purpose, the purpose of spreading joy.IMG_0612

Girl Crew🌺

         In April, the time of spring, I’m here to say my New Year’s resolution out loud that I’m never going to let anyone down no matter what. I know I’m quite late, well actually four months late but, weren’t we taught from probably third grade that it is better late than never? 

      According to the dictionary, feminism is defined as the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. We all need feminism. However, there are people who due to lack of knowledge have been coming up with terms like ‘meninist’ because there is an erroneous belief that feminists think that women are the superior sex. The belief that women are better is known as hembrismo, which is the opposite of machismo. As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie once said, “Feminist: a person who believes in social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” Feminism is basically a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment.

     Patriarchy is the term used to describe the society in which we live today, characterised by current and historic unequal power relations between women and men whereby women are systematically disadvantaged and oppressed. But, ask yourself, wouldn’t it be great to live in a world with no gender roles? We, as adolescents often hear things like “Women should learn how to cook”, “Why aren’t your rotis round?”, “Men are supposed to slog outside the house”, “Men are the bread winners and women are the bread makers” and so on and so forth. Why is it necessary for parents to destroy their children’s dreams and live the ‘ideal’ life? I wish we could all be ‘GIRL BOSSES’, scared of no one’s judgement and there to empower each other.

    Puberty is such a harsh word which basically changes lives forever. There is good news and bad news about developmental changes of adolescence. The good news is that they’re temporary. Adolescence is a developmental stage. Like the terrible twos, it will eventually pass. The bad news is that this passage may take seven to twelve years. A teenager’s emotional development is influenced by biological, cognitive, and social factors. Our culture tells boys that they should be cool, confident and strong. At the same time, society tells them that they should be sensitive and open with their feelings, especially in relation to girls. In school everyone wants to be ‘cool’ and ‘popular’ which often creates an identity crisis. Boys can be particularly cruel with their remarks about other boys. Criticism and name-calling are often experienced in the case. Girls can hate other girls who do not conform to the culture’s idea of femininity. Girl Hate is tearing down fellow women for reasons related to insecurity, competitiveness and jealousy.

     Who doesn’t want to be the popular girl in school? Who doesn’t want to be on ‘fleek’? But in this run for being ‘cool’ and ‘popular’, kids often let their peers down. Calling each other names doesn’t help to improve your social status. People love GOSSIPS. Gossiping has basically become everyone’s favourite hobby. “How fat is she! She is going no where with that body”, “Such an ugly dress! even my dog has a better fashion sense than her”, “Why are you hanging out with her? She is so unpopular” are statements which we hear on a daily basis. Why are we hating each other when we can love each other? Girl hate is indeed a serious issue. We should be happy in each other’s success, that’s how empowerment works. Insulting helps no one. Ask yourself, in what sort of crestfallen situation are you in that gives you the right to let someone down? No one deserves that kind of negativity and calling girl hate a minor issue would obviously be an understatement. Real queens fix each other’s crown and empowering each other helps to expand the reign. I’m not pointing out at someone,it is just hypothetical but there are people who just talk about Girl Love but still talk behind each other’s backs. Such hypocrites. Probably we have a lot of people living the life of Regina George. I feel that everyone just envies to be an old school mean girl. But people can change. Change is difficult to bring but certainly not impossible and everyone deserves to get a second chance. Sometimes we don’t realise that words are like swords, once the harm is done, it takes time to heal. We never know what kind of impact we have on other’s lives. So here’s a clichéd but true proverb, ‘A stitch in time saves nine’. Hence, it is necessary to change your views now for a better future.

  ‘Unity is strength’

The above blog is purely based on what I observe on a daily basis. However, I have used google and books as resources to refer.