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What, if anything, lit the spark under your atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scrogginsanity Jun 22, 2011. 50 Replies

I have noticed that Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris both cite 9/11 as the fuel to the fire of their current passion for atheism. I also often cite this as one of the biggest seeds of my frustrations…Continue

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choSenfroZen replied to Kirk Augustine's discussion 'What, if anything, lit the spark under your atheism?'
"TAA, we are prety lucky here, Yukon is a pretty goddless place, and the churches seem to fade away.  But I have had a lot of heated conversations about my stickers, the extra foods parking lot just this afternoon on my to my evening shift, a…"
Jun 6, 2011
M replied to Kirk Augustine's discussion 'What, if anything, lit the spark under your atheism?'
"Reading the Bible did it for me, too.  I mean, really?"
Jun 5, 2011
Peter replied to Kirk Augustine's discussion 'What, if anything, lit the spark under your atheism?'
"I've always been a timid atheist (admitting to believing in god under peer pressure) when I was younger. Once I entered college though, I met some atheist people in person, and thus my courage got a nice boost. I think the main thing that…"
Jun 5, 2011
T A A replied to Kirk Augustine's discussion 'What, if anything, lit the spark under your atheism?'
"Yeah that's pretty shameful from the Vancouver police! It's what's happening in Western Canada, this end of the country is high on "non religious affiliation", but those folks who are religious are the most moralists bunch…"
Jun 5, 2011
choSenfroZen replied to Kirk Augustine's discussion 'What, if anything, lit the spark under your atheism?'
"I now have bumper stickers all over my car, the wife even let me put 1 on her truck. They have caused all sorts of conversations. Lots of support but, boy oh boy, some cause the christians to wail like monkeys. Leaving atheist books at work…"
Jun 4, 2011
Justin Humphrey replied to Kirk Augustine's discussion 'What, if anything, lit the spark under your atheism?'
"I was raised as a christian due to my parents, and I was very passionate for some time. It was all brainwashing really, I was agnostic for probably 5 years just because I didn't want to dissapoint my folks. But I met this buddy of mine who…"
Jun 4, 2011
Ralph Day replied to Kirk Augustine's discussion 'What, if anything, lit the spark under your atheism?'
"Wow choSenfroZen...what a scary story.  The Vancouver airport...cop...the police`s propensity to over-react there.   Me, I told the minister in confirmation class I thought I was agnostic (didn`t really know what it meant at the time), but…"
Jun 4, 2011

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