Formerly religious Atheists as compared to secularly raised atheists
So I searched back a few pages and didn't see this topic, but I'm sure it's been talked about before.
So I was raised in a Baptist household. I was raised to be a conservative Baptist fundamentalist. Holy shit, did I ever turn out wrong, huh? So I went to Baptist school from kindergarten up until the first few weeks of eleventh grade. I've received more training about the Bible than most Christians. I went to the same church where I attended school. So I got to hear more theological topics. We also had chapel services in school at least once a week. So I have a rather big background with religion. I think that makes debating with Christians so much easier.
Atheists raised in a secular home aren't exposed to such things. Not that it's a bad thing. But does that make them master debaters (I meant that specific string of words)? They have to study religions on their own. That could lead to misunderstanding even the crazy shit Christians believe.
I'm not saying "Oooh! I'm a better atheist!" I just want to hear what people have to say. What are the strengths and weaknesses of both schools? I think the serious weakness of being raised full-on Christian is that there is a big chance of being a Christian. My friends were raised the same exact way but they're still very religious. I think that only a small handful of people raised in that manner will become atheists... Shit, even agnostics.