Re: Ch. 10 - A godless life
Atheism for me was my default position and it was maintained throughout my lifetime, anyone who knows me can tell you that I am full of purpose and happiness and am a living testament that religion is not necessary for such passion.
I also find that I am mentally stronger than the vast majority of people I come across, I cannot really say if this is because of atheism, experience or just a lucky genetic draw, but it shows more than ever now that I am in training again and have some ability to compare my standing to others of similar merit.
I personally find that asking for strength from a higher power seems to be a waste of effort and I have seen it fail time and time again. But asking myself for extra effort can often times grant me the strength I need to succeed in the face of adversity.
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well
preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out,
shouting..."Holy Crap...what a ride!"