Hello AN! I'm a 14 year old Asian Trekkie Atheist! Of course I like Star Trek, Star Wars is for Theists! (Not really, but you get my point right?) I also love LEGO, BIONICLE, and Transformers. Plus the Red Lantern Corps. So my high school is chock full of Theists, and at least 5 people I know are non-believers. Of course I've been in mental scrapes with some of them, and now it's pretty mellow. But I live in Florida, smack in the Bible Belt, so one of my good friends is a Bible thumping Asian, pretty much opposite of me.
On to my deconversion:
Unlike some of you, I wasn't a Christian to begin with. (I came close to converting, but I am thankful for my lazyness.) I was a Buddhist. I didn't believe in the Biblical myth, nothing supernatural except for Buddha and reincarnation. I didn't believe in God; I thought it was exclusively Christian and a turtle. So a couple years ago I found The Amazing Atheist on YT. He led me to Thunderf00t, then Richard Dawkins. Around middle school was when I was like "I don't buy into that shit". So on Dec 12, 2009, my mom found a Buddhist temple and became HARDCORE Buddhist! I didn't think that was possible! She goes there every Friday and Sunday, brings home food, like she doesn't have to cook anymore, that smells just like the musky temple, and splashed my room with all kinds of Buddhist shit! So one day she said there was a Buddhist God, and bam I was officially an Atheist! Then she freaked out and said "Oh no the God is an overseer" and of course I didn't buy that either. She says it's "dangerous" to speak my mind, since a Bible thumping Christian will come and kill me or some weird shit.
Another story I'd like to share is when I took down the Buddhist decorations. My mom had placed Buddhist dolls on the head of my bed, where there is a little shelf type thing. So I removed them since I put my glasses and phone there, and replaced them with my BIONICLE figures. I come back home and they're gone! Guess where? My mom took them! Of course! She got all pissed at me and wouldn't give me the real reason, so she came up with this bullshit lie that "It's my house so I can decorate your rooms with whatever I want!". Of course it's because she's trying to convince herself that I'm still Buddhist.
So that's my story, AN. I hope that we strive for excellence, education, knowledge, reason, science, and enlightenment. Live long and prosper, my Atheist friends!