I enjoyed this. His religious upbringing was very similar to mine so I can identify with his starting point.
My thought processes were also very similar to his--but we started in different places.
He started by learning real science which got the wheels turning in his head; and ended up, by using that knowledge, to challenge what he believed about the Bible and his Christian beliefs.
I, on the other hand, started by challenging the Bible and its veracity. A tipping point for me came when I was studying Spanish in college and realized that some things cannot be clearly communicated, even among contemporary peoples; so, how could we be certain that we had accurate translations of ancient writings? In learning more about the Bible, I came to realize it was not the word of any god and I stopped believing in the god described in it.
However, I did not stop believing there was a god. Like he, I checked out other religions and found them to also be problematic; so, I settled into deism.
During this time, I started learning more about astrophysics and evolution, as a lay person via books and the Internet; and it was in doing this that I became an atheist. I stopped believing that any gods exist for science had shown me that there is no evidence for one, and no need to insert one. I am also agnostic in that I make no claims to "know" that no kind of god being/consciousness exists.
This guy is so pretentious.He actually needed science to come to the conclusion that there is no god .He thinks he is smarter than he is .Most atheists figured this god bullshit nonsense out on their own .I figured it out at about 10 years old and this was despite the fact I attended catholic school and was fed a steady diet of this crap.
A little lengthy but he makes a lot of good points. I like that he says he is an agnostic atheist. I make that claim also because if you flat out claim there is no god you have to back up that claim. I'm about 99.7 percent sure. This means the believers have to give evidence to back up their claims. It just cannot be done.
I liked the part where he says his friend knows god exists because he has a personal experience with god and he feels his presence. I've heard people in my life say the same thing. I know now that personal experience and feelings are very much subject to subjective bias.