incidents that changed our belief in God

March 14, 2007 12:46pm CST
hey friends, Many of us (who were atheists initially) must have experienced incidents which shattered our very belief in the non-existence of God. It would be nice if we share those incidents with rest of us. The athiest friends can try to explain those incidents in their ways.
2 responses
@Tripod (105)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
For me it was social pressure and education. I was once a devout catholic until the age of 17 when I started getting into books and had a diverse group of friends. In time, I found myself very skeptical of any organized religion... and to make a long story short... I'm an atheist, because I educated myself. Really, there was no huge turning point or milestone that lead me there, just books.
• India
16 Mar 07
Thanks a lot dear for your response.
@Fargale (760)
• Brazil
16 Mar 07
My story is basically identical to Tripod's, except for the social pressure. I was never surrounded by too many non-believer friends, but I didn't have too many fervent believers around me either, so I had to come to this conclusion more or less on my own. It was only later, when I started using the internet, that I found many more people who shared the same worldview. And nope, I've never had any incident that made me change my mind since then.