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Joshua G.

Location:

Orlando, FL

Member since:

June 27, 2012

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How and when did you become an Atheist - Freethinker - Humanist?

When I was in 6th Grade I began to have serious doubts the validity of there being a "God".The concept that the fantastical stories of the bible were meant to be taken literally really troubled me since they were so outrageous. At that time, I did not call myself an Atheist, but I knew I wasn't Christian. By 9th or 10th Grade, and after experimenting with other religions, I realized that I could not "get over" the concept of an all-powerful, all-knowing being that "works in mysterious ways", no matter what form or religion it was guised in. After months of serious introspective though and consideration I came to the conclusion that I was probably an Atheist. I still have questions that are troublesome, like the nature of the "soul", but I found that as an Atheist I was given the option to say "I don't know" and that option is an acceptable answer. Once I found it acceptable to say, "there are things I don't know" I knew I was free from lying to myself.

Are you a high school or college student? If not, what is your profession?

I am a college student, I'm double majoring in Business and the Classics. I also served in the US Marine Corps for 5 1/2 years and lived overseas extensively. Currently I work for the YMCA (Yes, I know what the C stands for).

What is YOUR expertise or strength? That is, what are you passionate about (i.e. writer or speaker, computer tech etc.)?

I enjoy reading, and discussing anything related to the Classical Greek and Roman Eras...actually anything that deals with history and philosophy. I want to one day own a small family business.

Introduction

Hi, I'm Josh, I just recently moved here from Pensacola Florida to attend school. I'm trying to locate an active Humanist/Atheist/Fre­ethinker's Group.


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