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This is just one problem with being raised in religion: You assume the things God “says” to you — really, just the voices in your head — are going to come true in the future, and you base your life around it.


God told me that the man I will one day marry will be blind. Now I consider for each person I date, how much blindness would ruin his future plans.

It’s an unnecessary worry brought on by a prediction that’s no more accurate than a fortune teller in the mall. People on dates have enough to think about. God’s wrath shouldn’t be one of them.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.