Lately, there seem to be more and more blogs posting about how the author is leaving religion or how someone is embracing atheism and after reading one such post earlier today, I realized that I could never make an announcement like that. Why? Because I was born in a country where religion was just not very important and I never had a religion to renounce or have to come to terms with my lack of belief. I just never really believed and the society around me said it was perfectly logical for me to do so.
It's a stark contrast with what I see here in the United States and looking at the history of the Cold War, I'm becoming more and more convinced that the religiosity we see today is a direct result of the gross misunderstanding of why religion was so de-emphasized in the Soviet Union and proselytizing by opportunistic priests and zealots.
Check out the full essay
and let me know what you think. I would really like to make is a starting point for a discussion on religious indoctrination.