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Rob Coulter

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Essays | 14 comments

Rob Coulter

Name: Rob Coulter Born: 1965 Location: Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada Former Religious Affiliation: Never baptized Label: Independent Atheist Gradual Awareness Things that aren’t rational really bug me.  I believe about half of what I see, and even less of what I hear.  I prefer to find things out for myself, and if something doesn’t make sense, I’ll tear it apart to see why it doesn’t work. My parents never had me baptized; my older brother was baptized, but my parents decided to leave it up to me, or maybe they had doubts, or maybe...

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Robin Henry

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Essays | 5 comments

Robin Henry

Name:  Robin Henry Birth Year: 1947 Location: Alice Springs, NT Australia Label: Secular Humanist/atheist Former Religious Affiliation: Nominal Presbyterian, but only attended church compulsorily while at boarding school (three years) Quite late in life I began identifying as an atheist. For some decades I had considered that I was probably an agnostic as I thought there could be a supreme being, but I considered that as we had never see or heard from it, him or her, it was unlikely that he, she or it existed (he for simplicity). Although I...

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Andrew Herzman

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Essays | 12 comments

Andrew Herzman

Name: Andrew Herzman Year Born: 1964 Location: Long Island, NY Label: Atheist Former Religious Affiliation: Catholic Where Do I Begin? I was brought up Catholic, but never read the Bible. I just went to Church and did the rituals like communion and confirmation, but I never really saw the point of it. As a child, I overheard my mother tell somebody that a priest admitted to her that religion was all made up nonsense. My mother actually taught me that organized religion is just “smoke, candles, stained glass and other things to impress...

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Tim Finnegan

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Essays | 2 comments

Name: Tim Finnegan Born: 1998 Location: Pleasant Hill, California Label: Atheist, Secularist, Skeptic Former Religious Affiliation: Catholicism Your Story: I was born and raised in the general Martinez-Pleasant Hill area of California, near the San Francisco Bay. My father had been raised to be a devote Catholic. He went to Catholic school all the way until his graduation day. Naturally, when me and my siblings were born, he and my grandparents (my mother wasn’t too big on religion) began to fit me with what Seth Andrews calls...

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Bailey Lang

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Essays | 1 comment

Name: Bailey Lang Born: 1992 Location: Orlando Florida Lable: Truth-ist (if there is such a thing) Former religion: Protestant-Christian My Story: My name is Bailey Lang and I have lived in Florida all of my life. I’m going to college online to become a medical coder and biller. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I’m single. I live with both of my biological parents and my younger sister. I was raised going to church with my mother every week. I worked for the church operating the soundboard from the age of 14 to the age of...

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Pat Kugel

Posted by on May 26, 2012 in Essays | 5 comments

Name: Pat Kugel Born: 1965 Location: Ontario, Canada  Label: Anti-theist Former Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic My Story:  Part 1: History I start out with a story much the same as many others: I was born and raised a Catholic, went to a Catholic grade school, attended mass at least once a week (Sundays), and even served as an altar boy; my mother was Catholic and my father converted to Catholicism before they were married. That is pretty much the definition of a domesticated Catholic and screams urban religious-moderate...

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Max West

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Essays | 5 comments

    Name: Max West Born: 1981 Location: Franklin, NC Label: Atheist Former Religious Affiliation: None! I was born this way! My Story: I don’t believe in god. I am an Atheist. This isn’t really news. I was raised as an Atheist. My parents are Atheists, my sister is an Atheist, my wife is an Atheist (formerly fundamentalist pentecostal), and our daughter is an Atheist.   As such, I don’t have one of the tales of struggling within my family that so many here have shared. To those of you who have shared such stories, I want...

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Kevin R. “Vin” Rohm

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Essays | 3 comments

NAME:  Kevin R. “Vin” Rohm BORN: 1955 LOCATION:  Milton, WA ORGANIZATION AFFILIATION: MAAF, AA. LABEL:  Atheist FORMER AFFILIATION:  Missouri Mormon (RLDS) MY STORY: Mom was a very religious woman.  She told my siblings and me that she would rather we were dead than to leave the church.  I was such a disappointment to the poor woman.  My doubts began when I was in my teens.  I guess it began with judgment of homosexuals.  I knew my uncle was gay and I just couldn’t see how that made him an abomination.  He was pretty...

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Zal Cleminson

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Essays | 31 comments

Zal Cleminson

Name: Zal Cleminson Born: Glasgow, Scotland Location: Barnsley, England, S70 4PQ Label: Antitheist My Story: It was in the month of May during the post-war working class austerity of Glasgow in Scotland, I was born the son of an army Sergeant and a shop worker, into a close-knit, loving, loveable and modest Presbyterian home. Brought up within a consanguineous household I wanted for little. Responsive and energetic, I had a happy unblemished childhood, brought up to feel the unease of wrong-doing. Still too young perhaps to form, in the back...

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Rachael Cline

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Essays | 3 comments

Name: Rachael Cline Born: 1985 Location: New York City Former Religious Affiliation: Christian My Story:  I was raised in a conservative Christian family and I came to the (post-Jesus) light as a teenager after questioning the highly illogical teachings I was spoon fed at home & at Jesus Camp.  Since then, I have been joyfully embracing the beauty of living for this life, not some notion of an afterlife. I am happy and proud to say that I recently celebrated eleven years as a Free Thinker.  It wasn’t until this year that I stumbled...

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