Well... Grew up a Christian, then adopted the "Spiritual but not religious" tag as I was unwilling to let go of "God", but know I'm accepting the fact that I'm an Atheist. Even writing the word "Atheist" kind of makes me sick. I mean, I always had a deep faith in God and "Heaven". I would stay up late at night and wonder what Heaven would be like. I'd even pray to "God" just for the sake of talking to someone. But now, I feel as though I need to let go of the illusion. Coming to this conclusion kind of makes my prior 23 years on this planet seem like a lie. But at the same time, I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted off my chest. For the first time in a long time I feel like I am ME. And I'm beginning to realize that one does not need a "God" when really all we need is each other (as corny as that sounds). I still feel even without a God I can still live a ethical life. I know in my heart that I know what is right, and what is wrong. The "Golden Rule" applies just as much to non-believers as it does to believers. Non-believers should realize that even you may not receive a punishment in an afterlife for a wrong doing, but you will eventually see one here, IN THIS LIFE. Maybe I believe in some form of Karma? I don't know. Ironically, I still feel inspired by a few Christian texts. I love "The Sermon on the Mount" (Mathew 5-7). Though I haven't believed in the divinity of Jesus for a long time, I do believe those words he spoke on the mount to be some of the best advice one can give. If we would all "love our enemy" the word would be so much better. I love my enemy, and so should you! And that's the common ground I think Atheist and Christians (and other Theist) can find... a will to make the world a better place. I wish we would all set aside our differences and focus on what we have in common and go from there. Yeah, I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one-- and now I'm sounding like a John Lennon song.