Stories about overcoming religion
A great many people have thanked Rational Response Squad members for helping them overcome religion. It's not easy to abandon religion as religious belief has become so common that we feel more comfortable with belief in religion. A study once found that while in the womb we hear the word God over 40 times. Indoctrination starts early within many religions. Many of us are taught to be fearful of eternal damnation at an early age. We start to fear the concept of no god very early in our development. Adults wouldn't fall for religious nonsense if they waited until after college to teach us about God. For many of us, religious belief is so deep that we are no longer able to view it rationally. We make excuses. We tell ourselves it's possible for evolution to be true and also possible for the Adam and Eve story to be true. We try to rationalize a world based on facts and a world based on God.
Many of us view the world through a God filter. Some theists view atheists as devil worshippers, even though common sense dictates that atheists wouldn't believe in a devil either. Other theists justify belief because they don't want to risk being wrong, yet they fail to understand that they are rejecting many religions but one.
It's ok for atheists to believe in luck, as luck is defined simply as "good fortune" and people who escape the grasp of religion are very lucky indeed. These are some of their stories.
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