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Re: [atheists-55] Web content question(s)

From: user 2.
Sent on: Monday, February 8, 2010 5:09 AM

1. ?What does everyone do for a living? ?I know we come from all walks of life, but I'd just like to know officially

Right now I'm a Free-Lance Comic Colorist.

2. ?Who, and how many, of us have abandoned religion?

I was raised as a Christian, but we never went to Church, and hardly ever talked about it. From an early age, I always knew something was wrong with the idea of religion, but never really questioned it till around 12. Then I went through 4 years of Weak Agnosticism, only be become a "Born-Again Christian" at 16. After 2 years of almost psychotic worship, rationality finally clicked in my head, and I realized that it was all bullshit. So now I'm proud to say that I'm a full-time Atheist :)

3. ?What fallout from abandoning religion have we faced??

Off the top of my head, I believe I'm the only Atheist in my family. Most of them don't care that I'm an Atheist, but a few of them (mainly the older ones) try to argue with me about it as much as possible, and my uncle doesn't even speak to me anymore. It may just be me, but I feel that my generation (Generation Z) tends to lean towards Atheism/Agnosticism a lot more than others, and from my "peers" I don't seem to have any problems.?

4. ?How long ago, or at what age, did you walk away??

See Question 2 :)

5. ?What level of education do you have?

Technically, I'm a no-good-dirty-stinkin College Dropout. But I did attend The University of Norther Colorado for 3 years, where I studied Fine Art.

6. ?City or country?

Grew up in California, went to High School in Colorado, and now I'm currently in Maryland.

7. What hobbies do you have?

Computers, Computers, and Computers. I've been building computers since I was 12, and have a love of all things Digitally Awesome.

8. ?Are you raising kids? ?If so, are you raising them secular or just not mentioning it?

At 22, I consider it a blessing that I don't have any children yet. Hopefully in about 8-10 years I shall breed, but currently negative on the offspring.

9. ?What is your vision for GBAC?

One of my struggles when I first became an Atheist was, that I thought I was the only one! Litterally, I didn't even know what the word Atheist meant. I never felt like I belonged apart of a group like the Christians or other religions. So in short, I see the GBAC as a platform for Community Relations, and on a more minor level, for Social Change.

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