This is a general discussion how, when, and why they became a non-believer/skeptic/atheist/agnostic etc.
I have been a skeptic almost my entire life, however when I was very young I took everything on faith (I had to, I had no basis for comparison.) In kindergarden my teachers and parents told me about gnomes and fairies and Santa Claus and the Tooth fairy and the Easter Bunny and God. By the end of first grade or the beginning of second grade I started realizing that what they were saying made no sense. There was never and evidence to lend credence to what they said. I stopped believing then in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, gnomes, and God. Since then it has been a non-issue. They simply don't exist as far as I can tell. The Universe is a such a wondrous and amazing place I find it sad and pityable when people are so intellectually lazy as to ascribe this amazing place we inhabit to some benevolent over seer who seems incredibly interested in our tiny little insignificant (on a cosmic scale) planet. People tell me its depressing to think about our insignificance on a cosmic scale but they forget that on a human scale (which is all we can truly comprehend) we are significant so our inherent insignificance is insignificant.