I was discussing this with a very smart colleague in work earlier; It would seem a lot of people on this site have been brought up in the ways of a certain religion, then became disillusioned and finally became atheist.
I wasn't brought up in such a way; I said my prayers at school - rhyming off boring stuff - but was just told to read as much as possible at home. I've read the bible and koran out of choice. I suppose I was left to make up my own mind and it could have gone in any direction. I'm fairly well educated and it always surprises me that a smart person prays. My wife does.
But I've never believed in a god, ever. And I'm really interested in that moment you may have had where possibly, you did or didn't do a bit of research yourself and it just hit you.
This is my first post, and I'd bet you any money this has been well discussed before. But as I said, I was talking about this earlier. I've probably even posted it in the wrong place!
hey Ben, you'll probably enjoy looking through this group: Coming Out Godless
it's full of people who have told the story of how they came to their atheism. i'm sure there'll be some descriptions of eureka moments.
i personally can't help you as i was never indoctrinated.
Interesting posting .Very eloquently done . Aiming for the right "targetaudience " is a neverending quest .
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