I come from a rural area in Alabama, deep in the bible belt. My family is very religious. I, on the other hand, think entirely too much to give in to Christianity as they have. I've done my research.…Continue
""Why am I an atheist?"
The other options available seemed a bit silly.
"Are there any obstacles I face as an atheist?"
Yes, but they are not significant and not so different from the nuisances most people face in my…"
"I was exposed to the Baptist version of the art form when I was a kid. I went to church 'several times', and even spent a whole summer in bible school. But it was like a vaccination that didn't take. I was a reader of stories as a…"
"I think I started becoming an atheist, (because for me, it was a process) when I first discovered there were many different religions. Being raised Catholic, of course I was taught that our religion was the "right religion". But then I…"
"It's helped me quite a bit to surround myself in quotes from Atheists, and frequent Atheists websites and blogs. Reading these things makes me feel like I'm not crazy. I read a quote the other day that said, "Atheism is…"
"I tried to choose to be a faithful xtian but it was against my nature. Yeah, I put off looking at things too closely for a couple of years because I could see where things were heading and I had been given the impression that atheists were miserable…"
I was raised Catholic, and went to Catholic school. The more I read the bible, and observed the claims of believers and how they contrasted with their behaviors, the more I questioned. I realized that I was an atheist…"
"I was raised in an atheist household but we were exposed to Christianity anyway. My parents were atheists but I remember saying prayers at night. As a kid, it felt comforting to know that if I said, "Now I lay me down to…"
"As others have said, there's less choice involved in becoming an atheist than believers assume, although there are related decisions one makes. Speaking for myself, it began with a growing realization that the beliefs I had were unrealistic.…"
"Oh yah, and you asked about challenges. Right now my biggest challenge is that I have no support network. I am now a single mom and my only friends are invisible avatars. Pretty pathetic actually. There are these mormon brothers that come by and…"
Welcome Brittney. I was looking at the membership map and somehow your name came up. I am from Knoxville, TN. Belong to ASK (Atheist Society of Knoxville). Nice to have like minded people we can have a conversation with. Have a nice day.