While the most frustrating thing about being an ATHEIST is unlearning a lot of fallacies and myths, there are a few good reasons to have come out of a religious upbringing.
I understand where Christians are coming from in conversation.
I already know their religion throughout.
I know the problems with other religions, as my stance against them are the same: the errors.
Integrity and honesty. I don’t go out of my way to be deceitful or manipulative.
Generous and kindness. I still try to give of myself without worrying about resource or greed.
I understand that friends are more important than blood. Family are stuck with you, but friends are usually chosen based on agreements and likenesses.
Concerned with people and the planet: stewardship.
Acceptance of others. weird-acting people, deformed people, strange beliefs, crabby people, etc.
Commitment to my spouse, promises, and loved ones.
Investing in what I believe in: books, organizations, younger generation, events, products, etc.
Music, art, writing (hobbies).
– Originally published at ExChristianNet.