I have taken a few courses in Landmark Education where the premise of, we have a brain and a body and our lives are just made up stories about that. It freed me and lead me to a path of Atheism. Also the statement, life is empty and meaningless until we fill it with “stuff” or until we bring meaning to it, set me free to really begin questioning my metaphysical upbringing
Welcome! Sounds like there is some Existentialism in there.
Good for you Stacy, and welcome. Welcome to free thought and the wonders of our natural world and universe.