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Many people assume that an atheist is a left wing, non conformist anarchist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I’m a bit of a paradox in many ways. I am a monarchist politically although I don’t recognise the Anglican religion. This is probably due to the fact that I am British born although I have spent 47 ½ years of my 57 as an Australian.
I refer to myself as an anti-theist, my explanation of the term is that, not only am I an atheist but I would like in some way to take an active role in disseminating all of these old superstitions that believe in some sort of supernatural being.
While Islam is currently the world’s most dangerous religion; all religion is dangerous. Religion has the propensity to halt scientific progress and throw us all back into the dark ages; it could even trigger our extinction if left unchecked and it needs to be halted now. I believe that secular schools should be outlawed and religious instruction be banned from the classroom; it is nothing more than brainwashing and corrupting our future through our children.
As children we believed in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, we grew out of them as we learned of the truth. It’s high time everyone grew out of the god (lower case made intentionally) myth and freed themselves for more constructive pursuits. If the human race is serious about peace, then make religion the first casualty as it is the prime cause of world conflict and misery.
Why are you here?
I accidentally found this website and was delighted that it exists. It is refreshing to be associated with like-minded people.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I was an anglican as a child but as I found many conflicts with the existence of a god in Science class at school, I began to question my beliefs. I must admit that I was a little scared at first because as children, we were told that to deny god was a passage to hell. Fortunately, I later found out that my late father was an Atheist but never let it be known so my sister and I could form our own conclusions; my mother is agnostic.
My sister also came to the same conclusion later on.
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Hello Elaine and Happy New Year to you and those close to you.
I was delighted to learn that a website such as this one exists.
My wife comes from a catholic family and is one of ten siblings. When I first met her, she was a regular church-goer but after awhile she saw the light and although not a full-blown atheist, she can now be considered agnostic.
I can recall (with a bit of a laugh) when about twenty years ago, I was regularly hounded by Jehovah's Witnesses as their Kingdom Hall used to be located in the next street from where I used to live. I told a young couple that I was an atheist and that made them even more determined to convert me. To cut a very long story short, I actually converted them and they left their congregation.
No Jehovah’s Witness has ever visited me since. It was my greatest victory.
I live in UK and belong to the Humanist group. Although I am a firm atheist and have been for it seems for ever. This is a great site and you will find intelligent comments from people who care.