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    i stopped believing in santa when i was 8 and consequently deducted that god must not exist and religion must be a human construct, and later put together all the details :3

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    In the west of Scotland, specifically in and around the Glasgow area where I come from religion can cause a great many problems. Tensions between Protestants and Catholics still exist, it's an extension of Northern Ireland's troubles.
    The negativity that surrounds it just plain turned me against it and through science and logic I took on the belief that there cannot be any form of "higher power".

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    I came to the conclusion in my early teens that I could not believe in something that had no empirical evidence for its existence.

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    I slowly became an atheist as I grew up. A combination of having an interest in science(including natural history), and growing up in the South where you have some stupid, self-righteous, born-again people helped me realize that it's highly likely that there's no god or afterlife.

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    I started questioning religion, and its numerous inconsistencies very early on, thanks to the power of the gift of critical thinking. I may only credit my parents for having taught me how to use critical thought.


    Ever since, I have enjoyed many a laugh on topic of how ridiculous religion is.
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    I find that 'Atheist' is a new tradition to the christian / catholic western world.

    My mother born catholic in 1948, so was her brothers and sisters 1942-1950's and my mothers parents 1912/17 and grandparents 1880's. My mother went to church every Sunday directed by her parents, but she grew up as Atheist. When my mother grew up and started her own family she had no intentions of christening her children' myself and my brother and sister, we were born 1979/81/83. My father born 1948 in Britain and he's family were not born Catholics but Atheists' he's parents born 1920's My niece born 2006 and two nephews 2009/2011 all religion, Atheist. So Atheist became popular after WWII.

    Where did Atheist come from?

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    Read the bible. God isn't very loving. If he is, the bible is a lie, which means there is no point in believing in the first place. That and believers seem to have the easiest time rationalizing evil acts, so that can't be right.
    Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesoße, yeah I said it, what are you gonna do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    Read the bible. God isn't very loving. If he is, the bible is a lie, which means there is no point in believing in the first place. That and believers seem to have the easiest time rationalizing evil acts, so that can't be right.
    Yes, a wrathful, violent and vengeful god. But that would explain a lot if we suppose he exists, don't you think; that he made man in his own image. It would account for twisted human nature.

    It's also interesting how he transforms into a peaceful passive god in New Testament.

    Bible is full of contradictions and dubious messages. A logical person cannot believe in any god, because belief is an irrational sphere.

    Where did Atheist come from?
    From common sense and free thinking - both uncommon until end of WWII. Atheists probably exist since religions themselves do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishild View Post
    Bible is full of contradictions and dubious messages. A logical person cannot believe in any god, because belief is an irrational sphere.
    Perhaps there's more to existence than what a rational mind can perceive?
    "Man evolved in cooperating groups united by common cultural and genetic ties, and it is only in such a setting that the individual can feel truly free, and truly protected. Men cannot live happily alone and without values or any sense of identity…" - Alain de Benoist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishild View Post
    From common sense and free thinking - both uncommon until end of WWII.
    I daresay those have actually become much less common.
    All that is necessary for Evil to triumph is for good Men to do Nothing. ~ Edmund Burke

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