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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 11:54 AM
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13. Why am I an atheist?
Because I can be nothing else. I went through the Christian church experience as a kid. Once I turned about 20, and after having read the entire Bible front to back, I started looking at other religious beliefs. At the end of those studies, it became clear to me that humans were very good at creating deities to support their preconceptions. So many deities; so many beliefs. All aimed at answering questions that couldn't be answered with the state of human knowledge. All aimed at enforcing societal structures.

I could no longer believe in deities, so I am an atheist. I don't care what others believe...not a bit. As long as they behave well, they're welcome to any superstitions they may have. If they try to tell me that I must share them, I either laugh or tell them to bugger off, depending on their level of persistence.

I'm quite contend with my nonbelief. It causes me no issues whatsoever. Nonbelief in supernatural stuff makes everything make a lot of sense, where belief seem to confuse things. I live. I die. There it is. Just like every other living thing.
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