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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Heard

Your Stories Of Atheism: Religion’s Death Throes

This is an ongoing series featuring your stories of how you came to identify as an atheist. If you want to send me your story, you can submit it here. To read past stories, click here.

Our first story is short but very interesting, from Josh:

My family was not very religious, and we didn’t attend a church that often until I was in High School. By then, I had already been through multiple math and science classes, and had learned some logic. In high school, were more science and math classes. Also, I started wondering if I was gay at age 11. (I’m out now!) Even though I was attending a Sunday school during my high school years, I had come to understand that I really didn’t believe in God, thanks too the math and science classes I had been in. During my freshman year of High School, Matthew Shephard was found dead and the Westboro Baptist Church became infamous. That’s what really cemented for me that I couldn’t ever be Christian. I couldn’t believe that any Christian would be happy that another human was dead. I guess for me, there were a number of factors that lead me to Atheism.

Congrats on coming out, Josh! There is no greater thing to be than yourself.

The Atheist Troll sent me this even shorter one:

Is ‘because one day I realized there’s no God’ a valid story? Cause that’s pretty much all that happened.

That is absolutely a valid story. Thanks for sharing!

Here’s one with sentiments similar to my own, as I am known to say often that religious fundies and lunatics are just religion’s death rattle as we prepare to leave it behind all together. This is from Paulo:

Religion's death throes

And finally, from Zack, we have:

I’m an atheist because I realized most the beliefs I held were simply because my parents held them,and that’s not a good enough reason to believe something, then realized I had no other reason to believe,so I abandoned my faith at 16. Since then I’ve felt so liberated.

Thank you for reading this week. Be sure to leave these guys some comments. If you want to send me your story, you can submit it here. To read past stories, click here.


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