as you will notice, i dont really use proper punctuation or capitalization... i just type. sorry, just laziness i guess.
anyway, im so glad this place exists. im going to spend the next hour or so poking around here and familiarizing myself with the terrain.
i was raised "in the church" and grew up in a christian family. i never really had any extreme life changing or traumatic experiences growing up. i just realized that christianity, faith, the church, clergy, and religion as a whole was just... well, bullshit. (can i say that?)
up until about two and a half years ago, when the topic of religion came up, i was indifferent. i was just like "meh. oh well, to each his own".
one day i burrowed "the god delusion" from one of my coworkers. i read a few chapters and found myself highlighting everything and writing in the margins of his book. so i gave it back, apologized, and bought my own copy. it opened my eyes and i found myself seeking out more material. i bought a few more books and discovered the world of YOUTUBE... where i saw RRS intellectually bitchslap that mental midget kirk cameron and the banana man.
so this is where i am.
im in the Marines, i live in the south (transplanted not raised), and im an atheist.
see ya around.
"The rules of logic dictate that the burden of proof falls upon the affirmative position: that god DOES exist. Atheists have no obligation to prove or disprove anything."