I grew up believing in God, and a literal Bible. Then I noticed some of the bizarre things in it. They don’t cover the gang rape of a PRIEST’S servant in Judges or the daughters molesting Noah to get pregnant or the man in ? (sometime when David was alive) sacrificing his daughter to his god when he won a battle. I have been an agnostic for about 15 years. I grew up and got exposed to different ideas and thought maybe there was a god, but a general one and no one religion was right or wrong. But then I got more into studying science and realized that I had to decide whether creation or evolution was right. I read a lot about both and decided evolution was right. Then I spent years wondering why I couldn’t give up the concept of God.
I somehow found out about “The God Delusion.” Maybe I was looking for books on atheism. The way I do something, and the way lots of people reason with themselves, is that they have to kind of change their minds, believe something different, then look for the evidence to back up their opinions. That’s human nature. That’s why the evolutionists and creationists both think they’re right.
I decided to “become” an atheist after I read the book, TGD. I needed the reasoning in this book to let go of all the superstition, because Richard Dawkins is very good at explaining why people have this urge to believe in fantasy.
I can see everything from the outside, all the violence, all the narrow-mindedness of religion, and I can see now that if one religion is wrong, then they all have to be wrong.
So I can say that I’m a convert of Richard Dawkins. My boyfriend knows I’m an atheist now, and his son and family, and you can see it on my facebook profile. But I can’t wear a shirt yet. Actually, if I had the money, I’d be ready to buy one. Probably the one with the quote by guess who RD, talking about the god of the Old Testament.
There have been so many fables and stories before they came out in the Bible. Flood, original sin, etc. This was not a new idea.
Also read a book called “Misquoting Jesus” by Bart D. Ehrman if you are ready to come to your senses.