1. I don’t like Q1. I was born an atheist, got sucked into religion in my 20’s, stopped believing in my 20’s but didn’t call myself atheist till 30’s. Then again, I am sure we could debate all day about the semantics of the wording of questions.

    • Your input is valued in any case. I would say I probably mean “to your current atheism” in that case.

  2. The question regarding how important my atheism is to me was difficult to answer. What matters to me is my intellectual integrity more than anything. Right now my most honest, rigorous effort to determine what is actually the case is that 1) there is no personal god, and 2) that it is not good to believe in one. However those results are less important to me than the commitment to epistemic soundness that (currently) has lead me to them.

      • Jill L Schneider said:

        “here” being where?
        In the U.S., C of E/Anglican = Episcopalian, and I think most people in the U.S. that were raised in the Episcopalian faith call it that.

    • Mark said:

      Yeah, I was torn on which to check & went with Anglican.

  3. Curious quiz…. Y’see – I’ve never associated myself with BEING an ‘atheist’… because to me – that is a descriptive term that merely shows my lack of belief in a theistic construct.

    I have my mad little beliefs – but they cross somewhere between speculation on the unknown, a sense of wonder and intrigue, an acceptance that we know only what we know and this process is always on-going etc.

    Atheism as a movement almost seems oxymoronic… but I understand the need for it in a world where secular governance is under attack by theocrats.

  4. pete said:

    although i didn’t consider myself an atheist in a way
    that i would consider official until my fiftees, i had,
    effectively, walked away / transitioned out of my family
    religion many years previously

  5. I completed your survey but prefer to refer to myself as atheist, using the word as an adjective, rather than labelling myself as ‘an atheist’ (noun). There is no end to the number of thing in which I do not believe.

  6. Jim Marshall said:

    I’ve been thinking about this survey. My bit for what it is worth
    Q1:-I think in true fact I was born an atheist. I was not converted but was conscripted to suit the standards of the day.
    Q2:-I really don’t think so but went along with the customary ways.
    Q3:-Not really important as I feel theism is not worthy of value or importance.
    Q4:-I was dumped in the Presbyterian faith, because their church was close to home with no busy roads to cross.

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