I was quite lucky as a kid in that I immediately refused (age 7) to play along with the whole church or jesus nonsense. My mother saw something in me and allowed me to skip the whole thing, although…Continue
"I agree with some of the posters above who say that we don't need to be confirmed or convinced or doubting or adamant about atheism. I understand the sentiment, but I have a hard time semantically digesting the phrase, "I feel…"
"I don't consider myself convinced because I've never had any belief as far back as I can remember, I've always felt like it was some kind of a trick to get me to do/not do certain things, therefore I am adamant about the fact that…"
I do firmly believe that progress is being made against irrational beliefs now that we're in the 21st century and religion is humanity's greatest mass concentration of irrationality. Falwell was one of…"
"I was a skeptic from earliest memory, and being born in small-town North Carolina in Feb, '44 I was pretty much ahead of the curve I'm sure. Even before I entered school in 1950 I argued with cousins about the impossibility of Santa…"
" As a young boy, around 7 or 8, I remember the neighbor girl coming over and showing me her new church dress, she asked me if I was going to go to church, I asked "Why would I go there?" she said "To pray to god", I said…"
"Hang in there. I was raised Christian but I kept laughing thinking they were referring to some sort of 'inside joke' . Loved the family and friends but I apparently was born without the 'faith' gene. Lynchburg,…"
"At this point in my life (mid-fifties) I am completely grounded in my understanding of the origins of matter, man, and the romance of religion. If people need a crutch to deal with reality I cannot fault them for that. Acceptance of our finite…"
"I consider myself convinced and, yes, adamant. Sometimes I look over my should, but it's not because I think there's something to look at. There are aspects of religion/believing that I miss, but that sentimental feeling doesn't sway…"
"I'm sorry. I don't understand this statement.
I understand what you are saying in your post. The dominant religion in the U.S. is Christianity. They are interpreting reality through that lens and try to force the rest of use to…"