i know it's been often discussed, but this article is worth the read. Atheists lose their faith in a variety of ways. 20+ years ago the path to enlightenment was, well, darker. thoughtful and nimble minds were only able to swallow religious mantra for so long before vomiting it back up. but much of that ability depended on just how religious your parents were. should you have found yourself in a fundy household, it's likely that the pressure and indoctrination you experienced were just too much to break away from. resources were limited. like-minded people were too scarce. information was too elusive.
no longer. the internet has aided and abetted countless freethinkers to break free. and it's only going to get better. i'm so very pleased that many more people are able to leave their dusty old religions behind. thank you, internet.
Lilly, I agree that the internet opens up lines of communication. Freedom and justice presents a lonely voice when each one of us talks to ourselves about problems needing solutions. By joining with others, we can coalesce and have more power.
Napoleon Translate "j'aime l'internet parce que je peux mettre la merde sur la religion" from French.
English: I love the internet because I can put shit on religion.
Is this what you said? Sorry, I am learning from you, but am horridly slow.
Sounds like you have some issues with religion as well.
Have you found ways to rejoice in being atheist? Things like no dogma, or traditions, different values, finding wisdom and strength from an open mind, etc.