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QuestioningKat's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by QuestioningKat

I can give the internet credit for pushing me off the fence of agnosticism. When I was 18, I was an atheist, but uncertainty led to agnosticism and then toward New Thought. Non-belief did not last long because I had no access to others to bounce around ideas and views.

Twenty some years later, when I started to question my views again, finding information online was incredibly easy. I came to the point of agnosticism on my own; I started the process through my own desire to finally find the truth. Reading intelligent arguments directed at theists challenging atheists and actually reading and seeing Utube videos of theists behaving and thinking "badly" was helpful. If it were not for the internet, I would not know who Dan Dennett is. His work on perception pretty much sealed the deal with my atheism. I found him by googling a simple question.

I'm not really sure about this. You might have noticed that people search for stuff they want to see and actively avoid stuff they don't want to see.

Yes you are correct, but the information is available to anyone who searches. This is a huge difference compared to when I was 18. If the internet existed back then, I would have hopped online to get answers to my questions. I probably would have not "relapsed."

Sat, 26 May 2012 01:47:24 UTC | #943601