I have been reading this board for about a week now , ever since i added Think Atheist to my twitter account and found all these interresting discussions going on.

So i decided to make an account for myself and perhaps start a discussion or add a reply myself.

I did feel a bit daunted though, seeing how many of you seem to be very eloquent and knowledgeable  about almost everything :)

 

I did become an atheist because even though i was raised as a christian i've never seen so much as a shred of evidence of what is written in the bible.

And i guess the fact i love science and technology might have something to do with it :)

And even though my parents were quite relaxed in their teaching me about religion, i think it hurts my mom  that i'm an atheist, in fact she told me she blamed herself for not teaching me better, i said i'm glad you did'nt.

My mothers family lives in a small town that is very religious, so i probably will never tell them i'm an atheist and just smile and nod when they bring up their religion :)

 

Luckily here in the netherlands about 60% of  the population here could be called atheists, except in the biblebelt ofcourse (yes we have one here aswell)  :)

So being an atheist here is not really a big deal thankfully.

 

Anyway , thats a bit about me i guess, i hope it was coherent enough seeing as english is not my native language.

I'm not sure how active i will be though (busy with all kinds of things) but it's nice to know there are more atheists around then i thought :)

 

Greetz, Jerry

 

 

 

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I guess it really depends on what poll you look at yup :)

i found this on wikipedia http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Irreligion_statistics_by_cou...

According to that poll its 50% to 59% but still even if it is only 30% it is indeed alot better then most other countries.

Seems we have alot of work to do still :) but we will get there im sure.

Check out this link http://www.seminars.ie/inspirational-seminars/seminar_details.php?e...  this guy believes that "only four percent of teenagers will be Bible-believing Christians as adults.”

I'm not sure i'm as optimistic as this guy but it does give hope for the future of the world :)

This is my source.

It's nice to meet you Jerry.

Your english is fine, and I don't doubt for a second that I speak for all of us in saying you are most welcome to participate as often as you like.  We'd enjoy it.

 

8^)

Glad to have you aboard! :]

You're so lucky to live in a mostly atheist country.

 

And don't worry about long, drawn out incredibly intelligent responses. I've been here about a week and it becomes a lot less daunting as time goes on.

 

Plus it's fun to post silly pictures.

Welcome, Jerry! I've often wanted to visit the Netherlands, I've heard so many good things about the area.

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