Originally posted by blk rage
Well im not an atheist but i dont follow religion and i dont understand what I should do once i do leave this world what will happen will i be shunned because i dont follow religion? i dont understand what could be a explanation for suffering. I dont understand how we were brought to were we are today.
but then again i am only 15 so mayb this is just my age showing...
does anyone understand what I mean?
Go to your local public library. You will find there many books on philosophy.
I know it's not what you think you need, but let me assure you that you are better off starting with that.
Frued, Jung, Hume, Hegel, Wittgenstien, Hiedegger, Nietzsche, Skinner, St. Augustine, Sartre, Kant, Moore, Locke, Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Machiavelli,... and there might just be a dozen I'm forgetting.
Know these men and what they have said.
After this, when you feel sufficiently well equipped, buy a few books regarding the three abrahamic religions (preferrably one's recommended by a scholar of the respective religion), the vedas, and almost anything that you can find buddhism.
Then it would certainly do you well to read the history of the world, irrespective of religion.
There is no shortcut. Anyone who says as much is a bloody fool.