I’m new here. I live in Missouri. I grew up with a Christian family. I quit believing in god as early as 10. I think my father being a college teacher in Anthropology and Sociology had a lot to do with my awakening as an atheist. I lived with my father for 3 years. In that time, I read and listened to him about anthropology. It made a lot more sense than the Bible did.
When I moved back in with my mother and her husband. They made me go to their church every Sunday. I was very volatile with the youth pastor. He and I basically hated each other. Eventually I got my way and quit going. She was finally convinced that I didn’t believe in any of it.
So my whole life as an atheist. I’ve struggled with religious people. I live in a religious town. So that fight will never end.
After my divorce and 2 kids of my own. I have finally met a woman who is an atheist and mocks the religious.
As an atheist. God, Allah, Vishnu, and all of the other deities out there are about as real as Santa Claus, Flying Pigs, and machines from the future. Its all crap. It all needs to burned and destroyed. Religion has no place in today’s society.