I was raised Church of England, because that's what my parents did, back then. I joined the choir and had a great time singing my head off, all the time not really getting behind what this religion thing was. As I left school and moved away I felt no urge to join a local church, and then I got married in a civil ceremony, we had the children, they grew up, we got divorced, and there I was, on my own. During the time that I was out working I read more than I did while I was at school, and became an apathetic agnostic. It served no purpose to me, and I had no interest in it, this strange religion thing. In the last few years I find I have moved from sitting on the fence (rather painful) to becoming an out-and-out atheist - even, in the words of that legend Christopher Hitchens an anti-theist. This serves me well, as I find the insanity of 9/11 and subsequent abominations justifies my non-interest in faith. More than that, I find I now follow atheist groups on various social media, and joined the Humanist Association in the UK. All of faith has its origin in history, and it is ancient, ignorant history - in 1900 we couldn't even fly a plane! It will take a while, but the rise of free-thinking is guaranteed, even while so many countries desperately try to crush it. It will be long and painful, but they will fall, as sanity rises.
by Peter Keats
Would we appreciate a superbeing for what they are, not for what we have made them?
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