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u/kerat · 10 pointsr/arabs

You were capable of understanding all the 'issues' regarding religious belief at 13? A. N. Wilson is a British intellectual and writer, and personal friend of Christopher Hitchens. He was an avowedly militant atheist all throughout the 80s and 90s, writing several pamphlets, and even a highly recommendable book entitled God's Funeral where he goes through the entire history of western philosophical religious criticism. Then a few years ago he openly converted back to Christianity. So you'll have to excuse me if I pour plenty of scorn on your "I was a very smart teen".

And I just realized that your'e still a high school student who hasn't even gone to college yet. I was also an angry teenaged atheist once.

Just some advice for the future, don't label yourself anything until you're 28. I did, and I wouldn't recommend it.

u/acetominaphin · 1 pointr/madlads

Fair enough, but there are also books that simply talk about atheism without having a strong agenda in either direction. One of my favorite books ever is God's Funeral https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Funeral-Decline-Western-Civilization/dp/0393047458 which gives an objective history about how Western society has moved away from religion, and how atheism has manifested itself in art, academia, and philosophy. The entire time I was reading it I was also trying to figure out whether or not the author intended to promote or argue against it all, but I never could. That's actually one of my favorite things about it.

Also I think your argument only goes so far. Books like God is not great https://www.amazon.com/God-Not-Great-Religion-Everything/dp/0446697966 do spend a lot of time talking about religion, but they spend more time promoting things like reason and critical thinking, only using religion as proof to the points, and not giving it the objective or in depth coverage of any real "study".