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I grew up in northern Oakland county in a small town that was littered with churches of every sort. My family was very conservative Baptists. Growing up I was taught that the earth was roughly 6,000 years old and evolution was "just a theory". Then, when I was 21 I took a biology class at a community college and realized what evolution really was and that it was supported by facts. After that I began to read websites and books that exposed the Bibles contradictions and flaws. At this point I slowly began to realize that there was no god, no heaven and no hell. There was only this life and I was going to make the most of it. Since then I have married the man of my dreams and landed a great job.
Welcome to the group! Other than my husband I don't have any atheist friends either.
Lived in Detroit until I was 10. Moved to Ecorse. Attended Catholic school for 5 years and an alter boy for about 3 years. Joined the army in 1961 and stayed for 6 years. Vietnam Vet. Became a non-believer after reading science, history and the bible. My wife is a daughter UCC minister and a sister of another UCC minister, both retired. Now living in East Lansing, Go MSU. Support the Michigan Atheist and was awarded the Outstanding Michigan Atheist for 2007, for financial support for the TV show "Atheist Speak Up".
Welcome to the group!
I live in Vermont, parents are moderately religious Christians, they go to Church, but that's about it. I don't think I ever actually believed in God. However when I was about 13 or so I really started to question that. Came to the decision that there probably is no cosmic ruler of the universe, and then I questioned my parents beliefs. They didn't have any good answers for me, neither did anyone else. From there on the more I learned about the world, the less reason there was to even really consider God existing any more than any other fanciful idea. So here I am now a 20 year old atheist, for the time being I'm somewhat coasting without much plans for the future. I'm looking into taking classes to become a firefighter, and I'm somewhat of a 3d modeling artist, and graphic artist (not really, but I know my way around photoshop and 3d studio Max lol).

Anyways, I'm here enjoying the discussions and chats :]
oops, I didn't know this was for Michigan lol
how did I get here.
Well you can still join despite not living in MI.
I grew up in a small town about 30 minutes north of Lansing. I have since then moved up to Sault Ste Marie and go to college up here at LSSU. I could probably count the number of times i have been to a church service on one hand, and all of the times it wasnt exactly my option to go. None of my family members are very religious. I actually admitted to myself that i was atheist quite recently, but it has been a long time coming.
I was born in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany, we moved around in Germany then left for America to live in the great state of Kentucky...where I was introduced to religion and thought why not everyone else is doing it. Then moved to Battle Creek and went to school at Michigan Tech! I went from atheist, to christian, to deist, back to atheist in a little under 20 years! So hello everyone!
Hi there! I live in the lonely Upper Peninsula. I've been an atheist for about two years now; I'm now only 17 years old. I was raised Catholic, and the way I became atheist (agnostic at the time) was actually the way many people become atheist: studying religion more! I started going to church more because I thought it would be good for me, and I only got more skeptical! At first, my "rebellion" was more like enragement with Christianity, but now I have calmed down and have been building my atheist foundation ever since. To me, organized religion is a downfall of humanity... I would have to say Christian fundies recieve most of my antipathy. :)

I love learning about the universe and evolution. Getting a better understanding of both topics is a joy for me. I feel comfort in knowing that every human being, every living creature, every star in the universe, is connected. The atoms that compose my body have been in different parts of the universe, fulfilling a different role. We are all connected. :)

I hope to meet some nice people on this website... hopefully I can make some friends! Feel free to add me, or whatever you do on this site (I'm new).
Welcome to think atheist and Michigan Atheists! where in the UP are you from? I lived in Houghton for 4 years, and sort of miss it up there.
Michigan Tech is a great school, as you already know... I'm from the Escanaba area.

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