‘Teen Mom 2’: Why Kailyn Lowry Doesn’t Believe in God
Something she’s adamant about is her belief (or lack there of) in God.
Why Kailyn Lowry has never believed in God
In her 2014 book, Pride Over Pity, the reality star explains why she’s never been religious.
“Just like some Catholics quote Bible passages to support their views, I look to the many experiences in my own life that have proved to me that there is no reason to believe,” she wrote.
Lowry’s never yearned for the community religion provides some people. And religious reasoning has never been believable to her.
“To me, blind faith in the unknown or in an after life is just an excuse to believe in something other than yourself. My perception of the universe is more existential. I believe in myself. Why believe in what’s basically an imaginary friend? There are other ways to explain the mysteries of life. I believe in science. Science can clearly debunk religious myths and provide concrete answers to what religion tries to explain through stories,” she wrote.
Lowry says she gets everything people typically get from going to church, from the gym.
“I understand that for many, being part of the church is comforting. I go to the gym to obtain similar effects. Physical and spiritual all in one for the price of twenty dollars a month!” she wrote.
The reality star didn’t grow up religious save for the occasional Now I lay me down to sleep bedtime prayer, which she describes as a “morbid way to end your day” and a “cheap way to try to get into heaven even if you weren’t particularly religious or a good person in life.”
“I suppose my scientific mind is the result of having no religious influences during my childhood. I don’t remember my mom ever taking me to church or encouraging prayer,” she wrote.
Additionally, Lowry doesn’t like the idea of some form of existence after death.
“The idea of living after my bones wither to nothing is more disturbing than comforting to me. Living forever, as though we are never truly put to rest, is a scary thought. A true end to our lives seems more natural,” she wrote.
But, maybe most of all, the fact that bad things happen to good people doesn’t sit well with Lowry.
“For me, religion creates more questions than answers. Like when people say, Life’s a test. I’ve watched too many good people become engulfed in sh*tty situations, to find comfort in that idea. Why would a god put people through terrible things? I don’t care if you’re testing me. To me, that’s like saying Jigsaw was definitely doing a righteous move by torturing strangers in Saw,” she wrote.
Being respectful of other’s beliefs
Though Lowry’s passionate about her beliefs, she makes a point to be respectful of those who are religious.
“Even though I have strong opinions I try to respect other people’s beliefs,” she wrote.
And she’s sorry if she’s offended anyone.
“I’m comfortable and satisfied with my own beliefs. There’s nothing anyone can say to change my view. I apologize if I have offended anyone,” she wrote.