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Reaper195 Aug 29 2011, 3:30am


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Somewhat similar to Spartan. Although I did go to a catholic high school, simply because Boys High (All boys school) was the only other option, and to hell with going to that cesspit. Religion never really had anything going for me. One of my flatmates is a Christian, the other an outright atheist. Although unlike Spartan, I didn't declare that God may or may not exist.
I simply don't care.

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Aglor Sep 19 2011, 2:44am


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I received a PM from Trance a day or so ago asking about how my atheism came about. As I have never had any problem with sharing my story (even though I find it quite uninteresting) I have decided to post it here as he requested. Any questions are more than welcome.

I was sixteen (possibly just seventeen) and it was my junior year of high school. I had been a Christian of one sort or another my entire life and was quite happy with that. I enjoyed the concept of there being a deity that loved me and cared for me. As time went on I picked up on basic sorts of things like evolution, and I would attempt to mold my beliefs around it. Of course God used evolution to create us. Of course the billions of years the earth took to form was a mere six days to God. After all, we don't know how time works for a divine being. It worked, for a while.

Ultimately, I decided to sit down and read the Bible, cover to cover. Early on, the second page or so, there's mention of giants. Not like dinosaurs, either. We're talking giant people walking around, the types that did not exist, and, for various reasons, could not exist. I remember openly making fun of it in front of my friends and family. Perhaps it was then that I started to realize just how silly it all was. One day, as I sat at my computer working on a paper, it suddenly occurred to me that I didn't really believe in any of it anymore.

Admitting that to myself was one of the greatest things to happen to me. And I've never slept better since that night.

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Reaper195 Sep 19 2011, 2:57am


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Somewhat unrelated, but that bit about giants reminded me of a joke a mate told me ages ago. "Jesus promised to take away all the wicked people. Odin promised to destroy all the ice giants. I don't see any ice giants."

Interesting story, Ag. A lot of atheists I've met went on about how something happened to them, God did nothing, and it went from there.

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squattingb
Sep 19 2011, 7:34pm


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That's really interesting, thanks for sharing your story! I'm glad it was through self discovery

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