"I have always been interested in the Nature VS Nurture debate. I wonder which component this has more of. I personally have always been accused of being a robot because I am too rational and refuse to accept anything on faith. I blame the way…"
"I have actually have gotten some of close coworkers to stop saying 'bless you' to me. But for that you have to be out at work, which can cause it's own set of issues. But what drives me nuts is "Maybe "insert good …"
The first time I remember ever having a real discussion of religion at home, or any place else for that matter, was with my dad when I was in high school and even then is was rather superficial, he never wanted to influence me in that regard. My parents never made a decision for me regarding religion, my father is and atheist and so is my mother but they never really talked about, they never had to. I loved living in a house where freethinking was not merely encouraged but required. However I did get plenty of exposure to religion, as I went to Church and Kingdom Hall with various friends. At the time I did not think much about them, no one tried to convert me and my friends just understood, as kids we did not think about such things. After receiving a thoroughly secular education in high school, I joined the US Air Force and I am enjoying every moment of it. Soon after getting settled in my first duty station a debate about belief floated around my office. I worked the night shift, a skeleton crew enough people to get the job done but less people then on days. I could do nothing other than tell the truth about my stance, although I was woefully ill equipped to defend my position. I came across The God Delusion, looking for ammo in our debates. I found the ammo I was looking for to say the least, and the copy I have is an underlined, margin noted and post-it noted mangled manuscript. I try everyday to see this world in a new way and each time I do I am thankful to this intricate and majestic universe we all share.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
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