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Larry G.

Location:

Campbell, CA

Member since:

April 4, 2013

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How did you find us?

I came across the Deconverted website and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did.

In a few words or a single sentence, describe your current position with regard to religious claims (e.g. atheist, agnostic, non-believer, believer, searching believer, etc). Please be specific in order to have your membership approved.

I was brought up in a Christian cult called The Worldwide Church Of God. It's founder, leader and apostle was my grandfather, Herbert W. Armstrong. My family were disfellowshipped in about 1955 because of a rift between my mother and Herbert Armstrong, her father. By the time I was in high school I was rather bitter about the family's treatment by "God's people." By college I began to read Robert G. Ingersoll and Bertrand Russel, which set me on a path to atheism. For many years I considered myself an agnostic. Only fairly recently did I call myself an atheist, realizing that atheism is not a belief in itself, but the lack of belief in deity - any deity. I'm not searching anymore. I attempt on my YouTube videos to enlighten people who want to know about the fallacies of religious dogma and the realities of science.

What types of events interest you, and what do you hope to get from the Atheist Community of San José (ACSJ)?

I have enjoyed such things as donating blood at Stanford Blood Center, and volunteering at Second Harvest.

Introduction

My name is Larry Gott. I am 73 years old. I worked in the aerospace industry until I was downsized out. Now I'm retired.

What Larry G. is saying about this Meetup Group

I was astonished to see that I had attended more than 100 meetups since 2013. I really like the people in the group, and the lectures and events are always interesting and enjoyable. I'm looking forward to the next 100!


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