Like many, I was indoctrinated with religion in my youth, By the time I was in my teens, I was being encouraged to speak from the pulpit. By the age of twenty, i was an Atheist. It just ceased to make any sense at all that I-or anyone for that matter-could believe the messages put forth by any religion.
I am an old man now and only recently have I discovered that Atheism is becoming a movement. Is a movement. A movement that does not have a belief base to link it together but a movement nonetheless. I can only hope that I survive being an Atheist in this next of Christians where I now live.
I was an atheist in my youth...pulled into religion at about 29 and learnt and spoke from the pulpit...now I am back to atheist again. Ahh, reason my old friend...long time no see ;-)