I’m from Greece.
Most if not all of the people here are christians. I was too since I was told about god. Mostly because of my grandma. She is very religious, and usually when I’d ask something about the world; like “Why do we exist?” She’d always say that god made us. God was usually the answer to this kind of questions.
At some point in my life, when I started becoming a teenager, I started doubting the existance of god. I thought about it but I didn’t try to understand why I didn’t believe god existed or exists.
So I labeled myself as an atheist.
Later on, I talked about it with my father, who is a very openminded person. My mother told him cause at this point I haven’t told my family yet, I didn’t know what their reaction would be.
We talked about it and at first I started thinking that it was beacause I am a very… uh…well google translation says reactive, but I don’t think that’s the word I’m looking for. Anyway, what I mean is that I LIKE to argue with people because their opinion goes against mine, I am a person that is just stubborn or… whatever… I don’t know the word I’m looking for.
But then I thought that this couldn’t be it, god’s existance just doesn’t make sense to me. It’s about the way I think too.
So at first I didn’t believe god existed it just didn’t make sense to me. I used to think “People just blame God for whatever they can’t explain in nature or space or more generally the Universe.”
(no offense anyone, just sharing my opinion) But then I thought “Hey, why not?”
So to this day, I’m not an atheist or a christian or anything, my opinion about god is that I just don’t know. I believe that god might or might not exist, I’m not sure about that. My opinion about religions is that, y’ know, they’re all based on god, but say different things. In my opinion religions become a system of thinking, a way to think. If we were sure god exists, I’d have no problem with believing it, but I’d have a problem with being identified with a religion. I believe that believing god exists and being a good human being is enough if you believe he exists. You don’t have to believe in god through a religion in my opinion.