Tim Danaher’s De-Conversion Story
“So, I was eleven, and I have a extreme, fundamentalist, YEC auntie. I already knew about the big bang, evolution, cavemen, etc, and that the creation story must be bullshit, and I remember asking her ‘Could god have started everything going, and then everything else just developed on its own?’ ‘No!’ she snapped back at me, ‘Then you’d just have chemical reactions going on and on, and life could never arise from that.’
“Well, even at 11, I knew that life must have arisen from that, and that was the point where I realised that gods weren’t necessary to explain the natural world.
“It all just goes away about the same time as Father Christmas (Santa Claus)!”