Hi there! I've just joined this community because I'd love to be in touch with other non-theist people. I was raised as a roman catholic and attended a religious school, but over the years I noticed all those stories I was told had no sense. For several years I simply ignored religion, until in my early twenties I started describind myself as "atheist". To me, God was just another human creation, just like the Tooth Fairy, and I found it very sad that so many people used it as a excuse not to try to know the truth or, worse still, to manipulate others. And I didn't want to be part of that.
I am glad to see I am not alone. ;)