Today’s Afternoon Inquisition comes to us courtesy of last week’s Comment o’ the Week winner, TeamBanzai, who writes:
I remember the moment when I knew there was no such thing as god or an afterlife.
I was seven years old, in the car coming back from church with the family that my father paid to take care of my sister and I, and started to think about death, because that’s what you do when church is involved, and it hit me. We just die, cease to exist, there was just nothingness after death.
I had always had a problem with the concepts of god and an afterlife, when the family prayed I did not participate and used to look around and wonder if they really believed it was working. It wasn’t until that moment in the car that I knew it was all nonsense.
So I ask all you fine people, did you have ever have an epiphany like that? Or was it gradual? It could be about anything woo related.
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