Nothing happened to me to make me want to turn away from religion, except for education and a brain that tells me to always ask questions and rely on tangible evidence. My lack of faith is most definitely NOT coming from a place of presumption or myth, that is organized religion's department. I think you have forgotten that I was raised in a religious family, and have studied many other religions as well, along with philosophy and science. History too. I have a brain, and I use it to think, not fill it full of dreamy fantasy stuff unless it is to relax and blow off some steam. Then I don't mind using my imagination to express my creativity. But otherwise, no, it doesn't make any sense to me to waste my time believing in some made up story by a young girl who found herself in a predicament that would've lead to her death if it weren't for the fantastical story she made up concerning her pregnancy.
You see, knowing the way things were then, and seeing as how very little has changed in that region, I am positive that she would've said anything in order to protect herself. Women are setting themselves on fire to escape the persecution of their husbands and neighbors for even lesser sins in the middle east! And that is how I feel about the Christ story. As far as God is concerned, everything in the universe proves that God cannot exist, and that he is none of the things that religious people have attributed to him.
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