Sometimes I look around at all the information there is out there that I missed while trapped in my religion and am just shocked! How did I miss it? And how can theists ignore it?? I feel a bit overwhelmed when trying to learn new things about cosmology, physics, evolution, and even the contradictions in the bible. There is so much, I almost don't know where to start. But I'm taking it one day, one book, one YouTube debate at a time, because I know eventually I'll get it, and be able to effectively defend myself in spirited debates with other theists. Sites like this are so exciting to see because we do get to meet other atheists who know more than us, as well as new atheists who no as little as us. As a community we grow together in knowledge and reason. It's awesome! I love it! :D
I am now where you were when you first posted this. Curious to know how things have gone for you.