Hey guys, since school has died down a little bit I have been able to do a little more thinking about how I became atheist. I would like to share my critical thinking moment with the rest of you so you can get to know me a bit more. Please feel free to share your own critical thinking moment that turned the tide or turned a light on for you.

I believe I was a junior in high school, and I was sitting in the psychology class with a teacher that, ironically, no one really respected. She happened to recommend a Web site that single handedly changed my life forever:

HowStuffWorks.com

I can honestly say that I learned more from this Web site than I did in my high school and college career combined. As I navigated around their Web site, I fell upon an article about nano technology.

nanotechnology.

I learned about atoms, and how they are truly the building blocks of life. This was the true turning point that caused me to ask critical questions about everything, even religion (which I did not grow up with). This led me to ask bigger questions; questions with simple answers were simply not good enough.

At this time I still did not know what atheism even was, or that I had been one my whole life. I kept pushing myself deeper into science and technology; the only logical conclusion, without even thinking about it, was that religion is the biggest lie that mankind has ever told.

However, after a lot studying and research, I can see how humans easily fall prey to not thinking for themselves; it is far simpler to just nod one’s head and agree than to turn a page and fearlessly ask questions.

Fear, as we all know, is a natural instinctive process. Because of this fear, people will never understand, nor take the time to understand, nor become willing to ever truly understand why they fear the things they fear. But science goes beyond this simple natural instinct; it is the willingness to go beyond the simple non-answer "because I said so!" This is where science says, "fuck you! I’m not willing to take your bullshit any more… and here are the reasons why!"

Science is the most beautiful tool humans have ever contrived on our planet, and it should be treated with respect and allowed to answer our most pressing questions! :]

And that is the evolution of how I became atheist!

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Comment by Ida on May 15, 2009 at 12:47am
Science and puzzles rock!
Comment by Morgan Matthew on May 15, 2009 at 12:52am
:] haha yeah!
Comment by Laura on May 15, 2009 at 1:22am
Science is the most beautiful tool humans have ever contrived on our planet, and it should be treated with respect and allowed to answer our most pressing questions!

Morgan Matthew, I love you for this! And thanks for sharing in general ;).
Comment by Dan on May 15, 2009 at 2:01am

Comment by Chelsea on May 15, 2009 at 2:24am
You know we love knowing more about you! Thanks for sharing this. We are so fortunate that you've applied your amazing skills towards supporting the spread of atheism. Your post is inspiring me to share my story, too.

Hey, are you selling that fabulous puzzle?! I smell a fund-raising opportunity!
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 15, 2009 at 4:47am
Seduced by nerdism. ~solemn nod~ No wonder religion fears science. Living proof of how them educated folks can lead you astray.
Comment by Dave G on May 15, 2009 at 5:40pm
Science for the win!

On another note, where can we get that puzzle? :D
Comment by James on May 16, 2009 at 8:10am
Thanks for sharing. :)

I'd have to say that understanding science is what initially did it for me as well. I had doubt prior (catholic family), but Science & History are what pushed me over the edge. Science rules!

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