What was the final "trigger" that convinced you to become an atheist?
No real "trigger" or eureka moment. Pretty much one day I realized I no longer believed. It took a few years for me to openly acknowledge it but I did eventually.
How did your decision to become an atheist affect your life?
Life's a lot clearer, IMO. Awkward moments with the extended family but no big issue. It really puzzles me to see believers with their "everything for a reason" mentality. Sad, really.