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Reasons given by atheists, why they became atheists

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Otangelo


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Reasons given by atheists, why they became atheists

In the Facebook group: The Atheist's Resource Group, someone asked: Why did you become an atheist ?

As an atheist I am happier than ever before
religion is not real.
monks used to sell "get out of hell cards" .
After a lot of reading and studying I realized how absolutely absurd religion especially organized religion really is.
Everyone is born atheist.
Never got indoctrinated
I never found almost any of the Catholicism taught to me plausible at all.
It isn’t take long for me to realise that the Bible was bullshit, and I started recognising that religion was all smoke and mirror jingling keys.
I took my first step down that road after reading the bible.
I read the bible!. 1) Watched a NatGeo documentary about contradictions in the Bible 2) Read the bible and confirmed it 3) Read a book on cosmology 4) Watched George Carlin's 'Religion' sketch
I asked questions about religion and found the 'answers' to be nonsensical.
I wanted to be more effective at converting people like me, so I studied the bible. And here I am today!
By actually reading the Buybull.
Reading the Bible. Sickening.
Took my first college level science class at age 29 and haven’t looked back🙌🏻 amazing how my fear of death disappeared.
I was about 8 & while at summer bible school, I could not buy the Noah story. 900 year old guy, nonsense,!
I read the Bible, which I was feverishly warned not to do by family and church elders.
I read the Bible, which I was feverishly warned not to do by family and church elders.
Used my brain.
I was born that way. Since then, I've never bought the "sales pitch" of any religion.
Took a two year detailed course of comparative religions. Studied histories, similarities and differences between the top hundred religions, reading their holy books ... And realizing the similarities were the crowd control and thought limiting tactics ...
Rational thought!
Evolution
I never had a sense of any prime mover's existence.
Too many things just didn't make sense. (like destroying all land dwelling animals and vegetation with a global flood rather than simply destroying all the people, save 8, directly)

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Otangelo


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I am an atheist. I define atheism as suspending acknowledgement of the existence of gods until sufficient evidence can be presented. My position is that I have no good reason to acknowledge the existence of gods.

And here is the evidence as to why I currently hold to such a position.

1. I personally have never observed a god.
2. I have never encountered a person whom has claimed to have observed a god.
3. I know of no accounts of persons claiming to have observed a god that were willing or able to demonstrate or verify their observation for authenticity, accuracy, or validity.
4. I have never been presented a valid logical argument which also employed sound premises that lead deductively to a conclusion that a god(s) exists.
5. Of the 46 logical syllogisms I have encountered arguing for the existence of a god(s), I have found all to contain multiple fallacious or unsubstantiated premises.
6. I have never observed a phenomenon in which the existence of a god was a necessary antecedent for the known or probable explanation for the causation of that phenomenon.
7. Several proposed (and generally accepted) explanations for observable phenomena that were previously based on the agency of a god(s), have subsequently been replaced with rational, natural explanations, each substantiated with evidence that excluded the agency of a god(s). I have never encountered vice versa.
8. I have never experienced the presence of a god through intercession of angels, divine revelation, the miraculous act of divinity, or any occurrence of a supernatural event.
9. Every phenomena that I have ever observed has emerged from necessary and sufficient antecedents over time without exception. In other words, I have never observed a phenomenon (entity, process, object, event, process, substance, system, or being) that was created ex nihilo - that is instantaneously came into existence by the solitary volition of a deity.
10. All claims of a supernatural or divine nature that I have encountered have either been refuted to my satisfaction, or do not present as falsifiable.

ALL of these facts lead me to the only rational conclusion that concurs with the realities I have been presented - and that is the fact that there is no good reason for me to acknowledge the existence of a god.

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