Born To Not BelieveI never believed in religion. I was raised in a very strict german-catholic family in a very small town in the middle of the bible belt in southeast Kansas. Try that on for size lol. I was a very skeptical and inquisitive child. I didn't even buy into the whole Santa Claus crap. I even told my dad "Yeah, right." when he tried to get me to believe in him. I was 5 years old. I don't know...I just never bought into the make believe. I did, however, have a VERY active imagination. I was very creative and would talk to myself out loud while coloring. I just wasn't gullible.
I was intelligent enough to think religion through before just following the rest of the herd. I never did fall in line very easily and never cared for being part of the crowd. Even as a child, I preferred being alone. It just came naturally to me to think for myself...I was born to not believe I always say lol.
I am completely against religion, I want absolutely nothing to do with it, and in my opinion, it should be destroyed. The world would be much better without it. Now am I making signs or trying to change anyone or sitting in my room plotting towards the destruction of every religion out there? Of course not...but that doesn't mean I am understanding or accepting of religion. I just live my life and let others live theirs the way they choose.
It is very, very hard to find another atheist where I live because if they are, they are very quiet about it...but I wish they would come forward. I really need some like minded friends. I still reside in the bible belt and in the very same small town in Kansas...with my atheist husband and hopefully, atheist-to-be 1 month old daughter. :-)