Monday, July 02, 2012

Why I Am An Atheist #20: Adam

Boston Atheist member Adam writes:

I've got some of the same reasons for becoming an atheist as Vlad does [see the "Why I Am An Atheist" post of June 20, 2012]. I think that most self-pronounced atheists probably had very religious childhoods. Most people who weren't raised around religion don't seem to think it's as important to announce that they don't believe. Critical thinking, Science, Philosophy, etc. But I have a sneaking suspicion about another cause. Early infestation of Toxoplasma gondii.

I haven't been tested yet, so it's just a pet (pun intended) theory, but... I bet a disproportionate number of us atheists are infested.

(I only half kid.)


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