Thursday, June 28, 2012

Why I Am An Atheist #18: Toni

Boston Atheists member Toni writes:

I was brought up in an Agnostic family and this story rings very familiar to me.  My friends (mostly Mormon) told me about heaven, god, etc., and why I wasn’t going there.  When I told my parents, they were angry but my Dad said, “Your friends believe that all that stuff exists, I do not.  You can choose what you believe, but please do some research”.  Since I saw no more evidence for god as I did against god, I did not believe in a creator nor a place in the clouds, and soon, I became far too old to be proselytized.  I believe that must start very early or the human brain will have difficulty grasping the fairy tale.


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