COMMENTARY: My Journey To Becoming An Atheist
FROM DISBELIEF IN MIRACLES, SANTA CLAUS TO BAPTISM TO BOREDOM TO SHEDDING ‘UNNECESSARY BAGGAGE’
Posted: February 10, 2013 at 1:57 a.m.
The world is changing, and the changes have everything to do with religion. Increased knowledge is driving a trend away from traditional religious worldviews. Fourteen percent of all people now claim to be “nonreligious.” The trend is stronger in industrialized nations. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported last year “The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public — and a third of adults under 30 — are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever.” As one example of this secularizing trend, my experience might be enlightening for others.
This story is only available from our archives.
Opinion, Pages 11 on 02/10/2013