"Yes, in some way I was influenced by Adams though a bit after the fact.
My wife was the real catalyst for freethought but once my independent cognitive mechanisms were engaged there was no going back. Through a proces of several months afterwards, I…"
"i have always been an atheist, only just recently have i gone from passive to aggressive in my views on religion. this is, of course, due to relentless oppression and abandonment by "friends" and "family". just last week a man…"
"I have only been able to make it to 1 meeting, and that was several months ago, but I wanted to chime in on this.
My mom is Catholic and once a week as a kid sent me the neighborhood Catholic church to learn about the religion and eventually lead…"
"I think I waver between the two to some degree. I may be leaning more toward the 'angry' side these days now that I know I'm an atheist and, more importantly, that I can see the effects of religion. It feels like living under a stuffy…"
"I am drifting away from the anger, as well, as I realize that they are infected with a meme, and they really can't help it. I was once in their shoes. However, I did not use my religion as a means to screw people, knowing that I could just…"
"I am drifting away from anger as the length of time since living in the jungles of Africa increases. Basically it 'varies inversely as the square of the distance'. And now that I have you guys I feel loads better about being in…"
I've been noticing lately that there is a distinction between two types of atheists. I'm sure there are many types of atheists, but my limited experience with them has led me to single out at least two main types: the "angry atheist", and the "apathetic atheist", or maybe a better word would be "accepting" or "resigned". Celtix says that it's essentially a phase that many new atheists tend to go through because when someone has spent their whole life being force-fed bullshit and they finally…See More
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