Because of this is internal struggle to understand the absence of God in someone’s life, I decided to conduct my field research on Atheism. I wanted to gain insight into what I perceive to be a totally different perspective on religion without God as the core component of a person’s belief system. When something is bothering me or someone I love is in trouble or hurting, I gain my strength to endure and to provide support by turning to prayer. I believe that the power of this faith is what gets me through these difficult times.
As I undertook this assignment, I found myself wondering more about people who profess Atheism than I did about others who have a faith tradition to guide their daily lives and to lean on in times of trouble. For instance, if Atheists do not believe in God, what gets them through hard times? This is a central question I set out to answer in my field research. I also truly wanted to hear what Atheists wish non-Atheist would understand about them. This project really brought things into reality for me.
Discuss any misconceptions you had about the religion you researched. When I began this study, I did not know much about the Atheism. The only thing I knew was that Atheists do not believe in God. Because I had little insight into Atheism and did not have any real misconceptions, I watched a web cast and interviewed friends who were both Atheist and non-Atheist. “Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity, which implies that nothing exists but natural phenomena (matter), that thought is a property or function of