Hello, My name is James and like all of you have freed myself of religion. I have always been a fan of science and history. Throughout my schooling I always sought out science , history and art classes. My constant thirst for knowledge and understanding eventually lead to my Atheism. My road to Atheism was by logic, knowledge and common sense.
I am also a graphic designer by trade. I've always loved art and was lucky enough to make a career out of it. If you are interested, you can see some of my stuff here: http://jfs-design.deviantart.com/
Other than that, I'm a bit of a car nut, like rock music and can be a bit of a nerd as well. lol : ) I also have a great wife who is a Wiccan, but totally respects my beliefs (well, lack thereof). We both agree that it's great that neither of us are Christian.
Why are you here?
I'm here to promote Atheism, meet other Atheists and learn more as well. I like to think that I have a pretty good working knowledge of religions and religious debunking, but I know that there is always more to know.
Also, because I am tired of us being looked down on, and the Christians who think they just know it all. Yet, bring out physical scientific proof, and they still say that 'they know', and that everyone else is wrong. Closed minded bigotry is running rampant in this country and it must be brought to an end. The USA we live in is far from what was framed by the likes of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Paine, etc.
I'd be happy if more people were just like my parents. Catholics (as I used to be), but grew to accept who I am and what I believe. Not to say they like it, but they deal with it. Not trying to 'save me" (even though those who know religion should know I'm 'un-savable')...
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Scientific and historical proof that contradicts religious claims. Also, proof that much of Christianity is borrowed, astrological or just plain made up.