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When did you know you were an unbeliever?

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In Sunday school as a young kid. I remember thinking that the stories being told were like fairy tales and accepted them as that. Then I realized that these people teaching these stories, and everyone around me, took the fairy tales to be factual. I could not understand how they couldn't see that they weren't real.

Jswiil Level 3 Feb 11, 2019
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About ten years ago, after viewing the "Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism" series on YouTube.

ernest58 Level 3 Feb 10, 2019
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A lot of music I listened to growing up expressed ideas against the belief in a god.

Desmora Level 3 Dec 6, 2018
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I don't think I ever really considered myself as a believer. My parents took me to Sunday School when I was pretty young. Then to church proper some. By the time I was about 10 they said "we're not going every Sunday any more; let us know if you want to go and we'll take you". I never went again. It just never seemed "real" to me.

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After I read the Bible and saw people needed to make excuses and do mental gymnastics to cover up the fact it was contradictory and is completely untrue if taken literally.

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In College.

Hastur Level 7 Dec 3, 2018
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I began to doubt in my early teens when conformation /Catholic school happened. That's after regular school mind you. It's a long srory

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When I saw the light... After much prayer and bible study.

reponeus Level 4 Dec 3, 2018
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When dinosaurs weren't in the bible, 12ish.

ice9 Level 1 Dec 3, 2018
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I never had a lightbulb moment where I knew I didn't believe. I wasn't raised religious, I thought I believed in god because I knew I was supposed to, even though it didn't make sense to me. I was lucky to meet a man who was an agnostic, he was the one who made me realize I didn't HAVE to believe.
I didn't really realize atheism was an option before that. So I started thinking about it, the more I thought, the more I questioned.
I am now, and have been for about 13 years, absolutely atheist. I will never believe in a god, and even if somehow, some way it turned out there was a god, I would never worship him.

Also, that agnostic man is now my ex husband but still my best friend, and we are together but separately raising two amazing children who have the option of free-thinking and deciding for themselves who and what they believe.

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Sept 25 1997. The day my grandfather died. Started as hate and resent and then reexamining my beliefs before becoming total nonbeliever

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I was at a week long stay away bible camp when I was 8. I had questions for the counselors that went unanswered and the doubt set in. I drifted further away from the church and finally left becoming agnostic when I was 13. I became atheist in my early 20’s.

Same here . I was 14 when l left the church and quit believing in my early 20's.

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I became an unbeliever when I realised that I had been told a pack of lies by the fundamentalist Bible literalist of a headmaster at my primary school.

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