February 5, 2012
I discovered I no longer believed half way through reading The God Delusion in 2008. I now see the world in a totally new light and live my life for wife and myself, not for some promised reward or threat after death.
My path to atheism was a gradual process of learning and asking questions. It culminated after four or five years of study and self reflection with the realization that I no longer believed the lies I had been fed my entire life.
I was raised as a Catholic. I even became confirmed. My only regret is that my family hasn't joined me in shedding the shackles of the church and seen religion for what it really is; fairy tales for grown ups.
Fellow atheist looking to connect with like minded folks.