Im an atheist though my mother is borderline fanatical when it comes to religion.. When I was living at home it was constant argueing because she was constantly trying to shove her beliefs down my throat but I just couldnt take it, I am very passionate about science and trying to be more knowledgeable in general, going to university a few months ago calmed down the storm a little bit because now I am living by myself and whenever I come home once in a while for the weekends, it's not as bad as it was before. I guess I was religious for a while when I was little, mainly because I was ignorant and I wasnt taught anything else, when I grew old enough to think for myself I decided that I had enough of that bullshit.
I am not implying that religious people are all ignorant, religious belief doesnt automatically equate to ignorance, what does imo is accepting blindly what others tell you, I believe in scrutinizing everything that I think to try and stay consistent with my principles and constantly evaluating the the conclusions that I reach.
I respect that everyone has the right to make up their own mind and I embrace the subjectivity of it all.. I just hate it when people start invading constantly, trying to change your mind, being arrogant. I hate the "Im right you are wrong" attitude when it comes to these sorts of topics, why does it matter what other people think about religion or hell things like video games and music.. Just live your life and shut the fuck up(This doesnt mean that people cant debate or discuss, hell I believe that debating is extremely important because it will give you new information and a different perspective on the topic that maybe you wouldnt have thought of by yourself, I am specifically referring to the people that go overboard and cant understand that certain things will differ from individual to individual.).
I believe that human existence is nothing more than a result of chance but if we exist then atleast make use of it and live as passionately as you can, sometimes I start thinking about how absurd it is that we exist, we are a result of millions and millions of years of natural selection and genetic mutation on already existing organisms. I wonder how the universe came to existence and I do pose the possibility that some higher existence created it..if that's true however how did that higher existence came to be? If that higher existence can simply exist, why cant also the universe? If by chance there is a creator of the universe or whatever.. I dont believe he gives a shit about humans or even that he has anything to do with us existing.
I dont believe in the afterlife but simply not existing though scary.. you wouldnt even realize it. I cant even begin to think what it's like to simply not be and because of that atleast Im going to enjoy living for as long as I can.