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01-09-2015, 09:08 PM
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I thought it would be interesting to read about peoples' stories on how they ended up an atheist. I know it's a big life event for most people but please **keep it as brief as possible** to make the thread an easy read.

I'll start:

I was brought up catholic and believed in the bible until about age 12. I then struggled with the concept of free will. A few years later I ditched the bible as truth, and thought I was Jewish, which turned out to be deism. I then started to struggle with why a god would allow vast starvation and poverty (amongst other things). Then I realized I fell into the agnostic p.o.v.; can't possibly know. Then I realized that, by logic, I must be an atheist. I was hesitant to identify will the label "atheist" until about 20. At that point I was like, fuck it, "Atheist" is an accurate label, despite the negative misunderstandings.

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01-09-2015, 09:10 PM
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I think there is a deconversion thread.

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01-09-2015, 09:10 PM
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Shit!!

I just realized there's already a thread titled "share your de-conversion story" use that one (I'm going to copy/paste mine)

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01-09-2015, 09:10 PM
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(01-09-2015 09:10 PM)jennybee Wrote:  I think there is a deconversion thread.

^^yup my apologies

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01-09-2015, 09:11 PM
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(01-09-2015 09:10 PM)smileXsmileXsmile Wrote:  Shit!!

I just realized there's already a thread titled "share your de-conversion story" use that one (I'm going to copy/paste mine)

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01-09-2015, 09:12 PM
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(01-09-2015 09:10 PM)smileXsmileXsmile Wrote:  
(01-09-2015 09:10 PM)jennybee Wrote:  I think there is a deconversion thread.

^^yup my apologies

No worries--it happens sometimes on here. Plus, it was a good idea--even if you didn't think of it first Big Grin

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