There’s an interesting thread on the Friendly Atheist Forums started by wall0645.
Many of us were raised with religion and it took some time before we became atheists. Which raises this question about your pre-atheism days:
… when you looked at your religion and beliefs critically, was there ever a point where you thought to yourself, “Wow, there actually isn’t much evidence for what I believe”?… Were you ever discouraged or disappointed by the lack of evidence (if you found the evidence lacking)?
Or, for some reason, did the lack of evidence encourage you that you were on the right track at the time?