Things just haven’t been going well this morning, and it’s partly because of some stupid mistakes that I made. This is one thing that’s been harder to deal with as an atheist– when things go wrong, especially when it’s my fault. I hear Christian voices echoing in my head that I’m a sinner with a sinful nature, etc.
I might be overdramatic. But when I really get down, it’s just a little bit harder to pick back up. Christianity gave just a small catalyst in the form of “God loves you” or something else equally mushy but nonetheless effective, that made it easier to bounce back from a mistake or a disappointment.
Has anyone else felt this way? I suppose it’s probably just another symptom of learning to face the real world with no cushions. Now that I think about it, becoming an atheist has been an opening up of all my senses and feeling everything more “real-ly,” so it should be the same for small and inconsequential things like having a bad day.
How do you get that voice out of your head that tells you you’re a sinner? It seldom appears, but I wish I could get rid of it for good.