Converts, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(699)

Jan 30, 2013

My name is Dylan and I am a 21 year old Atheist. Through early childhood I was exposed to Christianity as more of a moral backbone rather than a requirement, even so, as expected, I considered myself to be a believer in god. It was about the age of 13 that I started having my doubts on this subject. I was unsure in my own mind and went through times in high school believing that there was in fact a religion meant for me. I read books on several different extremes (Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, etc.) to find what I had been searching for. It wasn't until my first year of college that I was convinced that their may not be something out there meant for me, or anyone else for that matter. I had gone through several biology/history classes being taught (and self-taught) much about evolution and how earth began, more in depth than I had delved before. I came to the conclusion that religion is a "crutch" merely used to create a sense of comfort in the ultimately weak minded. The world is an amazing and intricate place, far too complex to be masterminded from a divine creator. I have come to terms with my "belief" in evidence and could not be more satisfied than I am with that. I have read The God Delusion, read many articles by Richard Dawkins, and seen a few documentaries. Everything brought to my attention in these has left me more concrete on my personal convictions. Thank you for not standing down.

Dylan
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