In my adolescence, I went to many different churches to find what they believed, and why. I was truly seeking knowledge, I was curious. I would listen politely and would never confront or criticize. As I said, I just wanted to know what they believed and why. I have found, however, that when religious people come to me and ask why I'm an atheist, it is seldom because they seek enlightenment. Usually their questions are just a gambit for them to criticize, attack, and try to convert me to their religion. They generally respond to what I say, before I've even finished. It's obvious that they are not listening, and are not processing what I have said. Now, I readily admit that never did I ever hear anything that changed my atheism, but I did get some interesting insights, and occasionally a completely new point of view about some things I hadn't considered. But it is very rare that I have ever heard a religious person say that I have made an interesting point, or given them something to think about, but instead they respond to what I have said with why it is totally wrong and why I should think like them. And many of them do so in a hostile manner.