For me it was when I actually thought about the fact that he is omnipotent and omnipresent. This means he can do ANYTHING and see EVERYTHING regardless of time and space meaning he knew everything that would happen before it happened. Now with that knowledge in mind read the Bible from the start and one of the first things he has Adam do is have sex most every animal he had made at that point...
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I was born and raised as an atheist. I have nothing in common with people who were religious and had to go through the angst of dropping religion and having to tell families and friends, or how they came to terms internally about losing religion. I don't understand what that is like. So nothing made me stop believing. It more like, why have I continued to reject all gods?
Simply because there is no evidence of gods, and there is more evidence of holy texts being written and re-written to suit those in power. I am a woman of science. I like to collect as much information as I can to come to a conclusion that makes sense to me.
So it makes sense to me when there is overwhelming evidence that the world is older than 5000 years. It makes sense that our planet has been shifting and changing it's land masses for millions of years, making it possible in the last several thousand years for human migration to take place out of Africa, and that we all have a distant lineage to the black race in Africa. It makes sense that we, as beings, can be good people without having to follow a doctrine. I do it every day. People who are Christian reject Allah, gods of nature, or other monotheistic gods - I reject them all too, including one more: theirs. If they think all of those gods are ridiculous, then if they step back from it all, they might see that I do too, plus their own for the same reasons.
Finally, I am fine with living in the nothingness that will be after death. I was fine with the nothingness I felt prior to 1974, I'll be fine when it's over.3