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The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. – Richard Dawkins

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator that as an adult we shall do better and benefit society more when we can put to rest our imaginary freinds and focus on the beauty of life in front of us. I beleive that it is most probable that a God does not exist.
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator after I had decided to wipe the dust off my bible and began to read it thouroughly, spending several hours a day, months on end. After reading the bible and studying to find answers to new questions that had arose during my readings over the course of 2 years, I became an atheist.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. At age 19, I was convinced of the "born again Christian" movement within the Pentecostal Church and there I reained for almost 20 years.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator a Roman Catolic.
Are your beliefs or practices different from your parents? If so, how and why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes, my beleifs are very different from that of my parents, grandparents and family. They have all remained devout Catholics and within the family, remains 3 priests and a few nuns. I broke away at age 19 to become a born again Christian in which I was not making favor upon the rest of my family. Now I am an atheist and none of my family is yet aware. I became an atheist once I realized how badly my mind was afflicted with mentl abuse from the church teachings and of those in which the church taught in my family. I am so glad to finally realize that what I thought were religious expereinces, were actually delusions from a severe chemical imbalance in my brain.
If you have children, did becoming a parent change your relationship to faith? If so, how? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator In the beginning would say yes it had and now even more so as I am now teaching my children to use their mind, ask questions, use logic and reason and never just beleive by a blind faith in the supernatural.

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Published October 11, 2010

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