I Am An Atheist
I am an atheist. I have been since 1978. Even today it feels good to say that out loud and to post it here. Unlike a lot of my atheist group members I don't spend a lot of time reading or intellectualizing the subject. God seams so silly to me that I don't need to debunk god-proofs or anything like that. I like those who do, and refer to their work whenever I need support in an argument. As silly as it might sound I accept atheism on faith. I am confident that it can be supported rationally, I just don’t bother.
I was raised in a very Catholic home and attended Catholic school from first through twelfth grade. I came very close to becoming a priest in grade school and almost attended the seminary prep school. I still think I would have enjoyed that life (although I wouldn't have taken the celibacy thing very serious). After being warned about how evil ************ was, it was when I discovered it for myself that the whole mythology fell apart. Later I had similar experiences with sex, homosexual sex and abortion. Recently I attended an atheist lecture and learned sex is one way the church controls its members. I know for me, it was the liberating spark.