I don’t know about everyone else, but I am actually tired of people believing that because I’m an atheist, I don’t believe in anything. That’s right, I must be some morose person that doesn’t[t have any positive outlook on life simply because I don’t believe in some omniscient, omnipresent, infinitely benevolent God.
I tend to want to believe in people themselves, although there are times I have a hard time looking positively at humanity in general, I do see the goodness in people before I see anything else.
I’m not naive, I’ve spent a major portion of my adulthood in and around some pretty awful people and am witness to the inhumanity we can inflict upon one another. But those that allow the sometime realities of the evil in our midst to affect their overall outlook on life. Even though I’ve witnessed what I consider the worst in some, it doesn’t change the fact in my mind that there are many more in this world that are not in that category.
Of course, none of us are in complete control of our lives, and it has nothing to do with the supernatural. In fact, many times it’s based on our own decisions. We learn and move on from there. none of it however, has anything to do with any god of any religion. I believe those mistakes I’ve made in my life are my own and also with the good that has happened. Destiny, if it exists (nope) we make for ourselves.
We all, believers and non-believers have times of doubt in our lives. Those doubts don’t come from some evil, supernatural being, but from ourselves and how we attend to them will often determine the outcome. We’re not directed by some being and no matter how much many would like to believe, there is no god to place anyone back on the right track.