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Old 09-13-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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The atheist experience show on Youtube turned me super atheist in the blink of an eye, also reading the bible and learning more about science and other religions helped too. What did it for you?
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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In mathematical terms 1+1 does not make 3. There are simply too many gaps, errors, and implausible arguments for any of the god narratives to make any rational sense. Even it we attempted to pare away the nonsense there is so little believable material left that we are not left with enough to present a plausible argument for the existence of any of the god narratives. In short, deductive reasoning.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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My mother made us go to Sunday school {Presbyterian}.

By the time I was around 10 years old I was starting to decide I didn't believe what I was being told.

I remember asking the Sunday school teacher, "Who made God?" and she told me to ask my mother. LOL

Plain and simple.....I just couldn't bring myself to believe any of it.

Needless to say.....I didn't like going.....so Mom said I could stop as soon as I was 12. YAY!

My brother lucked out.....he didn't have to go anymore because I wasn't going.....and he was only 10.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Nothing. I always was.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I didn't become an atheist, I was born an atheist. The indoctrination did not work.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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"Made me?" Nothing made me become an atheist. I decided to go that way because I thought all those atheist street gangs were cool. I wanted to belong, I wanted to be cool, I wanted one of those badass club jackets.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:22 PM
 
Location: WA
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It was a really gradual process for me. I even dabbled in Unitarianism (aka the Gateway Drug to Atheism) some time in there.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I was fascinated by science from an early age. Over time, it eroded the credibility of religion for me - especially its nonsensical supernatural claims.

Reading some Richard Dawkins pretty much drove last nail in the coffin.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Like everyone else, I was born an atheist. My parents were not religious, so I was never brainwashed to believe. When I was 13, I was astonished to find that some people actually thought god was real.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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It was a really gradual process for me. I even dabbled in Unitarianism (aka the Gateway Drug to Atheism) some time in there.
Ha! My story: Born an atheist (like everyone) ---> 12 years of Catholic school ---> lapsed Catholic ---> UU ---> atheism.

Also, lots and lots of science.
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