I am an avid musician, atheist, student, humble pseudo intellectual, and an overall inquisitive fellow bent on learning and experiencing as much as my means allow.
I have been an atheist for many years now as I did not grow up in a particularly religious home, however, it wasn't until a couple years ago when I realized I should be more upfront with my stance and confront those that may cling onto their universally inadequate indoctrinated beliefs.
In a Relationship
Why are you here?
I have been finding myself more and more supportive of an atheistic "movement" because as I get older I can see the detrimental aspects of fundamentalism on our society. It is so blatantly obvious and I feel that the more outspoken and upfront we are the less taboo it will become to question or mock someone's beliefs.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I was 8 years old. The Sundays prior to this moment consisted of me spending my time in the episcopal church that my mother attended coloring pictures of Jesus on a cross and waiting for the most interesting part in which I got to eat a bland wafer soaked in wine. I held onto the belief that the lord monitored my actions quite firmly. One evening after a boyish frolic about the neighborhood with my friends I remember preparing a shower. While the water heated, I thought of one of the older kids and how he would sometimes use foul language. It seems petty, I know, but I "tested" increasingly severe curse words under my breath with the expectation of being smitten. I soon concluded that if there were a god that truly had invested interest in my behavior that he would have done something about my potty mouth. I have been questioning god, santa clause, fairies and unicorns alike ever since.
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