September 29th, 2008


One Night in Schwaben

(The title is a--weak--allusion to "One Night in Bangkok," one of many numbers I've had to arrange for a rock band, but never mind.)

As I think I've written on this LJ before, I'm a longtime fan of Greta Christina, the beautifully outrageous atheist/queer/feminist blogger who has earned an honored place in the atheist blogosphere. (Very likely the queer and feminist blogospheres, too, but I'm not in a very good position to know.) My favorite GC blog post (and I know I'm not alone) is "Atheists and Anger," which is a must-read for anyone who is mystified at online atheists' fervency and wants to understand where we're coming from. If you start that one, make sure to read all the way through!

Greta has put up another thought-provoking post, this one titled "What Convinced You?" A tiny snippet:
So I'll ask again: If you're a non-believer in religion, and you used to be a believer -- what changed your mind?

I posted a response in comments, and it was long enough that I thought I could get an LJ post out of it. Here 'tis:
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