Morning! I'm a newcomer here so I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Becky. I'm a 31-yr. old housewife. I was born with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus. I'm proud to call myself a life-long atheist.
Do any of you run into people who say, 'oh you just think you don't believe in god because you're bitter about your situation in life, or maybe you're just 'confused?' Well ok I confess, I guess part of the reason I'm an atheist has to do with my disability. But not because I'm bitter. I'm not. If anything, part of the reason is growing up with people saying I'm a "miracle" or some other such nonsense, or trying to 'save' me. And growing up with the problems I have, I see a lot more ugliness in people (school children can be cruel) than the average person ever had to. I guess the point I'm trying to make is, if there was an all-loving god (notice I will not capitalize that word), then why would he allow such suffering and ugliness in the world? It's just not logical. Okay I could rant forever, just wanted to introduce myself and let you guys get to know me a bit. Glad to be here!