One of the top atheism bloggers today, Luke Muehlhauser, posted a gorgeous snippet by a Christian who happens to be unhappy with the contents of the Bible, a story which is scarily similar to mine.

Often people ask when I became atheist, and I can't answer them with a date since it was more of a process, and reading the Bible (the entire thing) was among the earliest steps towards that end — the God I imagined couldn't allow things as horrendous as portrayed in the Old Testament. I proceeded to praying hard since I saw I was losing faith, a scary thing when you are so indoctrinated, and then noticed that I was trying to convince self of non-existent junk.