In the fall of 2009 I googled for information on Gobekli Tepe. It happens to be one of the oldest monuments/structures of civilization ever found, and news of it really shook the foundations of anthropology. One of the top listings was a great blog about what the Gobekli Tepe site meant in terms of the history of civilization and religion. In the comments section the ideas were flying back and forth and I wanted in to the discussion so I created an account on the site. That site was this site, ThinkAthiest.com! Now, a year and a half later, I'm a very active member.
So, how did YOU come to find ThinkAtheist?
I looked at a few sites and settled on this one because the first discussion was satirical and intelligent. See also this utube. From 1:36 is enough.
For Skeptics, it's not just an example of this kind of conditioning that allows people to close themselves off from any contrary evidence to their views, no matter how obvious and common sensical, but how, in the Internet age, stories take on a life of their own and are more likely to catch fire because they are cast in their most sensationalistic light.
Then, being an atheist and now curious about what Think Atheist was all about, I started poking around and saw that people were talking about all kinds of fascinating things here, and actually discussing things instead of the usual "cri moar noob" kind of crap. So I joined up and I'm really happy to have found this site because, as an atheist/vegetarian/liberal, I feel pretty isolated here in Texas. Plus I'm an introvert anyway, so it's hard to meet new people even if they were more like me. It's just really cool to hear the "voices" of so many other rational people. And just regular people, not celebrities like Harris and Dawkins et al, but just people from all over trying to stay reasonable in a crazy world.
I found think atheist to be refreshing with a pleasant minty aftertaste.
I used to frequently post on rockclimbing.com. One of the forums on the site is just for politics, so religion was mentioned frequently (generally in a negative way). Along comes a Christian with no connection to rock climbing whatsoever, wanting to jump in to enlighten us about his religion. I googled his username to see if he just wandered the weblands looking for atheists to chat up, which quickly led me here.