What was the final "trigger" that convinced you to become an atheist?
There was no final trigger. My faith just faded away like the new on a new car fades until one day you realize it is an old car now. I tried my best to keep the new -- cleaning and detailing until I was blue in the face -- but it didn't work. It got old anyway.
How did your decision to become an atheist affect your life?
I didn't decide to become an atheist. It wasn't like joining the ACLU. It was just what was left over after the faith wore off.