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Garrett Fogerlie

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 29, Born in 1982
  • Occupation: Systems Designer & Programmer
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

About Me

I was raised a Christian, in a non-denominational church, and I chose to be an Atheist when I was old enough to make such a decision. Most of my family members are missionaries, or at least highly involved in the Church. I went to a private Christian school until high school. When I was around 13 years old I started to see the inconsistencies of religion and how everybody alters it to fit their views, hopes and desires. When I was 14 years old my parents wanted me to get baptized and I refused. Since then I started to no longer believe in Christianity, or any other religion I came across, but I didn't admit to being a true Atheist until I was 18. I enjoy debating people and hearing their different views on religion, morals and ethics.

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"My personal #1 reason that I don't like religion is because I like knowledge, I crave information like a crack attic craves crack! And Religion suppresses knowledge; not just the knowledge unfortunately, but it suppresses the entire drive to understand. With ideas like God created it and we can never comprehend how so don't try, religion wipes out the one thing that makes mankind great, our mind!" -Garrett Fogerlie



Martin Robson

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 42, Born in 1968
  • Occupation: Social Worker/ Design Engineer
  • Location: Newcastle, England, United Kingdom

About Me

I was born into a family who had no strong religious beliefs, then by chance started going to Sunday school led by a group of Christians. They taught me to feel guilt and shame then finally abused me. It was years later after drug addiction and mental health problems I finally was able to deal with the trauma I had been put through by this group and now live a fruitful productive life, free from religious dogma. For me religion did poison everything.

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When you're chewing on life's gristle Don't grumble, give a whistle And this'll help things turn out for the best... And...always look on the bright side of life... Always look on the light side of life. -  Monty Python's Life of Brian



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