Christianity taught me to differentiate, judge,
classify and degrade humanity.
Buddhism taught me to love life, and embrace the
reason to be alive, to be happy. Happiness within myself, in the
removing of desire, and release from suffering. To view things from
both sides, to attempt to halt all my hate.
God gave me an ultimatum and threatened me with
hell if I did not believe in him.
Buddhism gave me the reasoning to find my own answers,
and justify why I walk the eightfold path only to myself, and allow
others to see my progress, and to allow that to influence others.
Christianity taught me to believe in fairytale demons
Logical thought taught me reality, and the ability
to find the truth in any statement on the merits of the statement,
and not an imaginary spirit without a body/mass/brain's word.
Christianity taught me that all people are not the
same, and some are worse than others.
Freethought taught me that we are all human, and
not perfect, and that the only fault man carries for his shortcomings
is man himself, and not an evil demon thing that rivals gods power
(even though it was created by this god).
Christianity taught me to place no value on this
life and that this world is evil, and of satan...thus without value.
That I should put my store in an imaginary land that I can only
see after death.
Humanism taught me to love this earth and mankind,
and to try and better it here and now, in order to make the future
generations able to continue to live on this world, as there is
no other world weŽll ever get to have. To better the living conditions
for all mankind and not just a group of religious beings, that believe
superstitious nonsense from thousands of years ago.
To make it better PERIOD.