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December 24, 2011

All christians are 99.975% atheist

This quote resonates with me. It wasn’t penned until after I left Christianity behind. I wonder how I would have taken it had it been written earlier?

“I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.” — Stephen F. Roberts

I think it’s because there are and have been so many religions and their adherents believed just as completely and honestly as any in my chosen religion. This caused me much consternation. Why was it so easy to dismiss, even to laugh at, the other four thousand or so gods that people have believed in?

Today of course the answer for me is: because they’re all equally mythological. At the time though it was just another wrinkle in my security blanket of faith.

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