I can honestly say that there was a time when I was not certain whether or not I was Agnostic or Atheist. I study theology in Rome...which is very Biased to say the least. I wanted to fully understand this God person. I read the Bible, Koran, The Old testament and the New one too. I read and studied the Mormons and Jehovah Witness'. I learned as much as humanly possible about the eastern religions such as Hindi and Buddhism. The company I work for outsources to India and I work with a barrage of different religious people...Muslim, Hindi and Christians...all work together. So I am able to pick their brains. Whats great though is that I can ask them questions about their beliefs, and my co-workers never get upset with me or angry. They just figure I'm going to hell and that's my own choice.
Its been 7 years of constant study and observation. With very little understanding of what makes these people believe in this bullshit so much, I became more and more certain there is no God and that the ones who believe in it are mental. A couple of years ago I requested for Winter SolsticeAKA Christmas that all my friends buy me Classic books for gifts...I wanted to have this expansive library filled with classic literature for my future generations. So I got about 20 books...one was The Divine Comedy.It was a huge, coffee table version. This was the book that turned me into a Agnostic when I was like 15. I had realized that most of the Superstitions surrounding Christianity were from this book. People took a fiction story and turned it into Christian fact...blows my mind.
I got a couple of other books...your standard classics. Then I opened up the book that changed my life forever...Letters from Earth. Now, I'm sure that most of my Heathen Brethren already knew that Mark Twain was (partly) an Atheist. I'm also sure that most of you guys have already read this book, but I had never heard of it and was stoked that one of my Non-Heathen friends had picked it out for me. From page 1 of that book...I was blown away. It was funny and thoughtful and it made me a better non-believer. If you have never read this book, I strongly advise you to. It will make you think of God in a totally different way. If God did exist...haha....this book would be the bible.
So...im done with this blog. I felt like sharing what made my journey into Atheism complete.
You can read the story here for free...http://www.sacred-texts.com/aor/twain/letearth.htm