One Full Year as Fully Realized Atheist10 January, 2009
One year ago (on my 42nd birthday (I turn 43 tomorrow)), I realized that I am an atheist. Long ago, I had transformed from a theist to a deist to a universal deist to an agnostic universal deist and stalled out there. About a year-and-a-half ago, I discovered blogs. Then I discovered atheism blogs. I lurked about for about 3 months. Then I began posting (initially as “Billy (A Liberal Disabled Vet),” then as “Billy (ALDV),” then as “Billy the Atheist,” then the parentheses were added (I think by SI, but I’m not sure) for some strange reason). And, thanks to the conversations and posts on the atheosphere, I realized that I really am an atheist.
Many different experiences during my life have contributed to this realization. My experiences in the military are a good example.