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Revilee L.

Location:

Claremont, CA
Hometown: Plano, IL

Member since:

July 8, 2013

Tell us what brought you to the world of skepticism, agnosticism or atheism?

As a child, I was brought up in a christian household but always had a lot of questsions... that went unanswered or were not answered to my satisfaction. I was also curious by nature and was drawn to science at an early age. As I grew older, I began to see the discrepancies within the bible and church, and had a deconversion. That deconversion slowly became an inevitable growth towards humanism and then atheism. As far as school, college and career, I was naturally drawn to the sciences and therefore skepticism was inherent in my toolbox. Of course, most people in the general public don't understand the difference between skepticism and cynicism, so I've learned not to throw the "S" word around too loosely!

Tell us if you are and atheist, agnositc, or a believer in religion.

I am an atheist, and I believe that religion is the most harmful social and political block to peace on earth than anything else in existence on this planet. Between all of the different churches and religions pouring all the money and time and people into plans to try to convert people to their one religion, we end up with an inordinate amount of wasted resources that could have been used to end world hunger or resolve world conflicts, etc. Instead, we have people bickering over who's god is better and spending money to make more converts.

Introduction

Belonged to a meetup group in Northern Illinois but recently moved to Southern California. I was active in Skepchicks and a few other science/atheist and humanist organizations and look forward to meeting likeminded people here in the area.

What Revilee L. is saying about this Meetup Group

well attended meetings with great diversity among participants and very dynamic conversation.


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