If your journey has brought you to a place where you believe in “nothing” then just live in the reality of, what is for you, Truth. You are young and have a long way to journey yet. Just be the best person you can be and try not to impose your non-belief on others. Don’t mock, don’t judge. Because if Atheism is what you’ profess to believe in, then that is your religion…..it’s a belief system that professes a non-belief, but it’s a belief system none the less.
My own personal opinion about the labels of belief and unbelief is that they inflict a sort of unkind and arrogant behavior onto those who don’t believe as you do. There is a huge difference between religion and faith…..and don’t get me started on “I’m spiritual but not religious.”
My faith has brought me to a certain branch of Christianity that is accepting of the way people have been created. And not for the world would I ever say “my way is the only way”, because I believe God/Creator – whatever (if you believe in such a thing ) – is waaaay too big for such labels. I believe there is validity in all faith traditions that allow for the human condition and which are steeped in respect, dignity and kindness. Of course, not all, perhaps not many, even, faith traditions are big enough to act in these ways.
To my way of thinking, “religion” limits its followers to specific beliefs and to jam those beliefs and themselves into a box…..and that “faith” allows you get out of the box and play with the toys….to enjoy them….and if asked, to share them. St. Francis once told his Brothers “Never pass up an opportunity to preach a sermon. But only when necessary should you use words.”
So, when interacting with people who do not believe as you do, please do not mock or judge, inflicting arrogance and unkindness….you wouldn’t want them to do that to you.