I think that’s probably the longest journal entry I’ve ever bothered to read, but it was definitely worth it, a good read. Interesting to hear the perspective of an atheist brought up in a religiously neutral environment. I’m one of those people who were slightly driven into atheism because of an overly strict religious upbringing, but I have this perspective on religion; I’m like a woman who had a nasty break-up with a particularly horrible boyfriend, swore never to touch a man again and then later discovered she was a lesbian all along. Does that make sense? I agree that people are naturally atheist and I particularly enjoy the way reason, logic and cynicism are the cornerstones of atheism (if there are any) because I always treasured those traits in myself, even when I believed in a god.