Kristine‘s posting about the cocky young atheists in her science class gets me wondering:
Who was the first atheist you ever met?
I don’t even remember at this point.
I didn’t meet any growing up, to be sure. A good friend in 8th grade was agnostic. We didn’t talk about it much. That was the closest I got.
I became an atheist on my own a year later. Only then did I began meeting other ones… but I’m hard-pressed to say who my “first atheist” was…