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Due to the emergency situation which existed at the time,for some things Just as a loss of religion has made me more accepting of others I am getting better at accepting myself with certain caveats I do not let myself off the hook for things I consider unhealthy or unkind or inconsiderate of others There are good non-religious reasons to work to eliminate those kinds of behaviors in life I will not for example let myself off the hook for being dishonest toward people nor will I excuse substandard work in my professional life But there are quite a few things which my religion taught me I should feel guilty about and I dont have to shoulder that anymore This brings an improved quality of life I will not consider it wicked for example to have "thought crimes" such as wanting something I dont have or savoring the attractiveness of another person Religion puts many layers of guilt on us for things which are perfectly natural and the resulting manipulation is powerful But Im done with that now The self-loathing and guilt my religion taught me was in retrospect incredibly unhealthy It takes time to unlearn the negative self-talk But once youve made some progress in letting that go you can become a much happier person 5 I give credit where credit is due both to others and to myself Like the preceding two I think this makes me a healthier person than before If someone does something good I do not thank God for it I thank the person who actually did it They deserve credit for the things that they do Doctors for example must get really tired of hearing people give God credit when their surgical/medical skills and learning are what saved a persons life My daily life isnt so dramatic as that mind you but its analogous The other side of this is that when I do something right I allow myself to take credit for it This thanks to my evangelical upbringing is much harder to do I found that the Christian faith discouraged me from acknowledging positive things about myself so that I ended up with a terrible self image I still suffer from that because I learned self-loathing so very well But its getting better little by little I had to leave the Christian faith for that to happen 6 Getting Sunday mornings back Of course it extends beyond that once you consider how much of a persons life can be spent investing in things like prayer worship Bible study witnessing/growing membership or attending conferences which teach you how to do all these things more effectively After you give those things up you realize just how much of your life you get back I never resented my religion for the amount of my time and effort it took up I enjoyed it at the time because I believed all of it was pleasing to God and thats all I wanted in life But now that Ive "given up the ghost" so to speak I see that there are so many other valuable things toward which I could be devoting my time and energy 7 Better health I realize good health and spiritual commitment dont have to be mutually exclusive but for me personally a shift in beliefs brought a shift in priorities such that my physical health became more important to me Now I feel better than Ive ever felt in my life and this significantly affects the quality of my life Just yesterday I ran another one of those mud runs with some friends in another state and I had a blast I hope to write a few thoughts and observations about that soon 8 Better sex You wouldnt believe how much more you can enjoy sex once you let go of the subtle (or often not-so-subtle) body shame that accompanies religious devotion I know a number of couples who once were devout Christians and now are both non-believers and almost without exception they have reported an improvement in their sex lives Its not that religion always directly shames people for their desires and their pleasures But the Christian faith in particular teaches you never to be totally at home in your own body It talks as if you belong somewhere else and this just isnt compatible with fully embracing your own physical existence the way that really good sex requires 9 Friends who are more fun And the parties are way better Even simple conversation is more entertaining honestly I know this may sound petty but Im just telling you what my experience is When group A is dominated by a long list of things youre not supposed to say think or feel and group B doesnt have that list you can guess which group is gonna be more fun to be with And again I find it easier now to be friends with a wider range of people 10 More realistic expectations about life I no longer believe that I am special or that a ubiquitous all-powerful paternal figure is orchestrating events around me for my benefit (or for the benefit of anything or anyone really) So I act accordingly And I find that I dont get let down by things not going "the way they were supposed to" I take responsibility for those things I can control and I dont look for a savior to come and rescue me Again I think I am a better person for it 11 A greater appreciation for the preciousness of life Once you realize this life is the only one youre gonna get you learn to appreciate each day in a way you never could when you believed there would be trillions more in your future I found that a belief in eternity only lowered my evaluation of daily life and it cheapened life in a way But once you realize this one short life is all youre going to get you will find it easier to throw yourself into what you do knowing that you need to make the most of it that you can You wont minimize the suffering of others (or of yourself) by saying that life will get better after you die You might even be more motivated to be an agent of change in the world once you realize someones not going to come in and magically reboot the whole thing one day Its up to us to make the most of our one life that we can and I find that a disbelief in the supernatural has helped me to do that What things could you add to this list How has 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