"Welcome to the community, Adam!
We share quite a few interests. I, too, enjoy writing, and I'm attempting to get a children's book published this year. I always thought about writing a science fiction novel, but I just don't have the…"
"welcome Dustin! we're glad to have you with us. from the posts of yours i've seen i think you're already a valuable addition to the community. i look forward to discussing things with you in the future, be they wonderful, serious, or…"
"Thanks for sharing your history with us. :-)
Today I am the only atheist I personally know.
Maybe you can meet others, or perhaps there are those around you who are, but unwilling to be open about it. In any case, glad you found your way here. I…"
My name is Dustin, and I'm what Nelson would consider an agnostic atheist. I believe there are no gods based on a lack of evidence, but I leave open the potential for evidence to be presented. I am a six on Dr. Dawkins's scale of theism.I came here to meet other atheists and participate in civil and open discussion on the topic. I discovered this site from a comment on PZ Myer's blog Pharyngula. I occassionally post there under the pseudonym…See More
"I truly understand where you're coming from, as I went through this phase, as well. My deconversion story is very similar to Johhny's. But that's not what you want to know.
There is harm in believing in a god without religion just as…"
"I, too, enjoyed the article and your response. I note, however, that you appear to suggest there are only two extremes of attitude: postive and negative. I would either add at least a third attitude (realistic) or establish degrees of positivity and…"
"Did anyone notice that our asses are caves according to Steven? I wonder if mine has a bat population. I should probably get that checked out. I hope they don't have white nose syndrome. That would make me sad."
I'm looking to connect with like-minded individuals. I have no atheist friends, so I have to find them on the Internet.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I left because it makes no reasonable sense for some sort of omnipotent being to exist now, then, or ever. We have explained away every gap that a deity used to fill using science. Why should I believe?