At the end of this interview, Stephen Fry said this about God:
“Once you banish him, your life becomes more simpler, cleaner and purer”
Here is that interview:
I can attest to the truth of this statement. Once I have banished the belief in God, Gods or other type of supernatural being or entities, and thereby, banished religion from my life, I have since found a greater sense of calm and peace, as well as happiness, which itself is calm and peaceful. I am MUCH less angry and emotionally reactive, and more full of compassion and sympathy for the suffering of my fellow creatures, be they human or otherwise.
Getting rid of the belief in God, Gods or other type of supernatural being or entities, and thereby, banished religion from my life has been the BEST decision I have ever made.
I remember the day I was overcome by a HUGE sense of peace, calm and happiness…it was a couple of weeks ago, but occurred the day after I made the conscious decision to no longer believe in God, Gods or other type of supernatural being or entities, and thereby, kick religion out of my life. I have never felt so good.
It was, as if I had a spiritual awakening…….
There does remain some residual items that need to be done away with, which is normally the task remaining after one has some sort of spiritual awakening or opening - the elimination of old habits, patterns and conditioning (i.e., samskaras and vasanas in Hinduism), which I am currently working on, even as I type this message.
But the notion of ever going back to believing in God, Gods or other type of supernatural being or entities; and in turn, going back to organized religion, is gone. I am happier, calmer and more peaceful as a non-believer. I do take an agnostic position on a lot of things, including on the question of God’s existence or nonexistence, but such matter really do not bother me enough to engage in them.
So these theists, who come on here and try to convert us to their God and religion, no longer have any “truck” with me. Then again they have failed, time and again, to make a solid, coherent case, as it is.
Anyways…I just wanted to share my story with you all, and hope that you are doing well, and are safe.