db0 has tagged me with a meme.
Can You Remember The Day That You Officially Became An Atheist?
No. I suppose I was a naive theist when I was a child, but since then I was mostly an "apatheist": I really didn't think or care much about religion. If I was hanging around religious people, I would give lip service to their religion, but I never really "got" it. When I started posting on the Internet Infidels Discussion Board in 1999-2000, the first time I started thinking seriously about religion, I just automatically started from an atheist position.
Do you remember the day you officially became an agnostic?
I never really was an agnostic, in the sense of being undecided. For a while I didn't care; when I did start caring, I was already decided.
How about the last time you spoke or prayed to God with actual thought that someone was listening?
Probably when I was a child.
Did anger towards God or religion help cause you to be an atheist or agnostic?
No. God doesn't exist, and religion just doesn't make any sense.
Here is a good one: Were you agnostic towards ghosts, even after you became an atheist?
Ghosts? Bah. Another moronically stupid idea. I suppose I was agnostic towards parapsychology... until I started really examining the evidence.
Do you want to be wrong?
Sure. And as long as we're just saying, can I be taller?
I don't want reality to be any particular way, except insofar as I can exercise my will to change reality. Other than that, I want to know how reality really is. Wanting reality to be fundamentally different just gets in the way of knowing.
I'll tag James, The Apostate, DBB, DagoodS and Comrade PhysioProf and the rest of the usual suspects.