Four members of The Lasting Supper discuss their journeys towards agnosticism/atheism.
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It was refreshing listening to the various viewpoints and experiences shared by some of the members of The Lasting Supper on how they eventually left organised religion and overcame the fears of not being part of the establishment, of losing friends, of the false concept of a literal hell, and so on. I agree with some of them that it is better to be honest with oneself and leave organised religion than to remain in the religious establishment and be unhappy.
Life without religion is indeed more free and more focused on the present moment as we can choose to focus on living and loving ourselves and one another in this life instead of being preoccupied with the afterlife. We also learn to be more compassionate as we can empathise with and relate better to other people, especially those who do not subscribe to a particular belief system or those whose beliefs are different from ours.
Last but not least, being free from religion liberates us from having to label ourselves according to our belief systems because our beliefs are ever evolving. Our identity as a human being also remains the same whether we choose to believe in something since we all share a common humanity.