After having been raised in the Jehovah's Witnesses for 44 years ( getting out 6 years ago ) I have now come to peace with my view of what I personally feel about the existence of God , or no God, or whatever is flying around up there in outer space. I am basically agnostic for sure / perhaps leaning atheist and I've come to that decision based on the years and years of unfulfilled false promises of being in a mind control cult ( Jehovah's Witnesses ) claiming to represent an alleged " God " or " Jehovah " saying there would be a paradise, and Armageddon to destroy 99% of the earths population. I pretty much figured if there WAS a God he had to be somewhat more loving and kind than that.
Also- I enjoy helping others without thought of being rewarded for it. It always bothered me that in " Christianity " a reward or brownie button of eternal life ( heavenly or earthly ) had to be bestowed upon all the faithful for being kind to others. Hey - I thought - Here's a concept - why not just be kind because it's the right thing to do ? It makes for better relations with others - they benefit, you feel good about yourself and there are no strings or rewards attached ? The reward is you sleep good at night for helping other people ! That's all - not complicated no frills , just a fulfilling life enjoying others because you wat to and it makes for happiness. Not because you are TOLD to do it, or ordered to do it. Since being out of the witnesses I've felt more fulfilled and happy than I've ever been !
I don't worry about what will happen at death. Figure I'll be dead anyway- why worry ? Just going to make the most of living life to the full while I have it and enjoy what gift of life we have received ! Now is the time ! Just in case there is NOT a hereafter ! Just my take. I don't know if there is or isn't but it won't stop me from living life to it's fullest now . So as always I look forward to hearing all of you folks take on this ! Peace to you all and I'm out, Mr. Flipper