I don’t usually participate in forums, I am more of a lurker, and too shy for my own good. But I am so impressed at finding an actual South-African skeptic forum, I feel I have to introduce myself.
(Also, I have recently read “Why are you atheists so angry” by Greta Christina, and I agree with her idea that we should get out of the closet.)
I have been atheist for many years (I am 39). When I did my military service in 1991, I was for the firsts time introduced to people who are atheist/agnostic. I suppose I always had some doubt, I was not completely brainwashed mostly because my dad was not very interested in religion. (just going through the motions, mostly)
So, there I turned agnostic. Being a fairly verocious reader, I started reading whatever I could get my hands on, (not much of an internet in those days) starting with the bible. (Confession, I skipped a lot of the REALLY boring parts). Not long after that, I turned completely atheist, and here I am.
As I said, I am much better at reading than typing, so I will leave you with that.
I’m also more of a lurker than an actual participant, though I do take part every once in a while. I prefer to hear what others have to say more than I do the other way around, the guys who are active on here are awesome though.