I am a hardcore atheist..
Atheist here. Was kind of funny when I was younger, when it finally dawned on me that people believed these myths. Here I'd thought the "religious education" in the early grades of school was a storytelling time, and that a church was just a place where people went to get married (and so I thought priests had one of the best jobs, since they got to marry people every single day). When I twigged to everything at the age of 6 or 7....it was weird, let me tell you. For a time, I wondered if it was kind of like the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, that it was a "bigger kids story" that people stopped believing once they'd grown up. Didn't take me long to realize that people were actually serious about it.
A Christian turned atheist. They really poured on the indoctrination when I was young so I didn't really get a chance to investigate different beliefs (or the possibility of no belief) until I got out of Christian school. Grah, it irks me, just thinking about it.
I am agnostic. I used to go to church when I was little, and my dad tried to make me a catholic.
I'm an Atheist.
And like, Archaic, I was so surprised when I found out that grown-up people actually believe in stuff that was so obviously just fairy-tales.
It was mind-boggling.
Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries. ---Carl Sagan
i'm a atheist.
I'm a bit Buddhist, and I follow his teachings: Believe in only yourself, because that is your truth. Respect for this religion.
Well, I never really had much of an insight into religion, I read about some of the rules of a hardcore Muslim faith, such as being justifyed to wound or even kill a wife/daughter in such small circumstances. That lead me to researching Christianity, and I didn't like their beliefs either (Mainly I didn't like how the bible was pretty much a 200+ page contradiction to me.) Soon-after, I found religion to be so bloody trivial I just gave up and became an Atheist. Now I don't really have to give a damn about anything.