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Thu Apr 19, 2018, 09:17 PM

what really pushed me to atheism was finding out most of what I learned as a kid [View all]

were lies shoved on me by some group or person who had something to gain from me accepting their lies.
Mostly in areas like social studies and religion as a kid but then into the kind of "common sense" as an adult that was all crap.

As the internet became more and more available and more and more information was available, I did a lot of searching to find out what was really true.

Since this is the atheist forum I will focus on religion.
I was raised Catholic and as I got older I left the church, but didn't exactly turn atheist right away. But when information became more available I just kept digging. Most everything I read pointed to religion as totally bogus. My most recent discovery is that early hebrews were actually polytheistic, not monotheistic as the claim is always made. Monotheism evolved.

I sit here now about 15 years into my quest and feel like there were a bunch of "christians" whose sole purpose in life was to steal the life from youth for their purpose. I so wish I could confront some of these people and ask them "Why?"

Why did you scare me with concepts of hell? and hurting my parents? and that sex was bad? and so on and on and on. Sometimes when I think about it I just get mad and feel so cheated.

Thanks for listening to my primal scream!

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