My biggest thing is that I can't wrap my head around the idea of God. I don't believe in heaven and hell, I'm not sure what happens after we die as I do believe in ghosts / spirits (I'm half convinced my barn is haunted, but it might just be creepy). I believe in good and evil, etcetc. I don't KNOW that there isn't a God, but I choose not to accept any religion and I don't live my life to please something that may or may not exist (especially because I don't believe in heaven or hell...). I can't fathom any religion based around a supposedly 'all good' and 'all powerful' being that created the universe, because I don't believe that any God that created OUR universe and has control of our universe could
be all good, due to the crazy amount of unnecessary suffering you see day to day. I also could never accept the idea of living my life for anyone or anything but myself- I see people who give the credit for all the good in their lives to God and it makes me sick to my stomach, or I see someone who can only value themselves because 'God' loves them. To me
that isn't the type of life I would like to live, it's not a very good way to live, and I don't like being told that it's how I SHOULD be living and while that might be extreme (or not, depending) at the heart of it all the values are there and I don't agree with them. I don't think that makes me any less of a good person, but I've been told on a couple occasions that it does, in fact, hurt my level of 'good'.