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atheists and Christians what guided you to your beliefs?

I’m not a Christian or an atheist but I think what guided me to my beliefs had something to do with Led Zeppelin songs, alcohol and the writings of Aleister Crowley.

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  1. Christianity lead me to be an atheist
    the teachings like ‘seek truth’ or the view that god is all knowing and knows all truth. This helped me focus on truth and getting at truth. teachings like love your neighbor as your self helped me to see that I must look for the common thing within myself that is common amongst all. To be honest to myself as I would want others. ‘the judgement you judge others , the same will be given to you’, helped me to be more understanding towards others and be open to correction. Seeing that i was just as faulty as all men
    All of this is truly inconsistent with the overall Christian world view. this helped me to become an atheist.

  2. the day i realized that jesus christ was real, and my one and only savior, and i got on my knees and burst into tears and prayed and got saved. when i was about 14. after being depressed for a really long time. my life has never been the same

  3. The fact that most people are whatever religion their parents are and that it’s unfair for people to go to Hell just because they didn’t believe in a god and the right one. That and the fact there’s no evidence for a deity, and the world looks the way it would be if there was no god.

  4. To religion… fear and misguided reasoning…
    To atheism… pragmatic reasoning…
    I was on both sides of the fence… I am no atheist… Christianity is full of crap!

  5. Science, to be honest. ;l
    One example is, scientists suggest the theory of mutation and evolution, in which Humans may have been created from other animals.
    i’m not a big science geek, so that may not make sense.
    But as well, the existence of “heaven” and “hell” are so farfetched sounding. And our Earth was created through time. No God said “Let there be humans. Let there be Planets.”

  6. Growing up, it was my parents that made me go to church and learn about the God and the Bible. As I reached an age where I could make my own choices – high school and college, it was the people I hung out with along with my own values that molded my current beliefs.

  7. It is lack of belief
    Here it is in a nutshell.
    You can’t have both and omnipotent superbeing and free will.
    If there is a “book of life” and your god knows all is, was and will always be; and it also knows the outcome of everything before it ever happens than your belief in free will is just a vapor. You are really not making any choices at all, you might think you are, but you are just a meat puppet.

  8. my parents+their extreme commitment to christianity. neither am i a christian anymore, but being so used to simply accepting “god” makes it hard for me to be a fullblown atheist.
    i’m in the process.

  9. Just watching life I don’t see any evidence of God. Then I read and studied the bible for a year. That confirmed my lack of belief.

  10. In my case, I did. As a child, I was brighter than the average kid, and I actually thought about things that were well above my age level. The whole Santa Claus story never made an ounce of sense to me, and that led me to thinking about the Easter Bunny, which led to wondering about gods. I asked my Mother one day about the really truly about those things, in that order, and she was truthful about the first two, but I could sense that even she didn’t really believe the lie she said about god. From that moment on, I was an atheist, though for Mom’s sake, I stayed in the closet about it until well after my confirmation in the Presbyterian church at age 15. My life experiences since then have served only to confirm my atheism.

  11. Acceptance of a supernatural claim tends to promote cooperative social relationships. This communication demonstrates a willingness to accept, without scepticism, the influence of the speaker in a way similar to a child’s acceptance of the influence of a parent. By encouraging this kind of behavior where the most intense social relationships occur it facilitates the lack of skeptcism and deters more open minded thinking.
    They are christian because they were indoctrinated by their parents as very young children. They will go on to indoctrinate their own children and those will go on to indoctrinate their grandchildren!!
    Athesits escape, thanks to their intellect, into the real world!!

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