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Mon May 19, 2014, 09:05 PM

33. When I was a teen (I'm 68 now)

there was a set of books in the school library (this was back when schools wanted us to think for ourselves). I've wished for years I could remember the name or author, but I can't. Each volume of the set was the history and beliefs of a different religion -- western as well as eastern. Each religion professing that it had the direct pipeline to god and heaven. I read each one and ultimately decided that they can't all be right and to pick the "right" one would be impossible. So I rejected them all. I then read The Golden Bough by James Fraser which examines the origins of religious belief and why humans adopted such beliefs. I've been an atheist ever since.

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