As an atheist, you’re probably used to someone asking, “Why are you an atheist?”
Depending on who is doing the asking, and what their motivation might be, you may end up giving 10 different stories to 10 different people. You’re never lying, but you may focus on different elements of the story for each person.
SarahH mentioned the one common thread that she tells during each “Testimonial”:
… The only thing I always share, for sure, is my “breaking point” that essentially made the different between “theist” and “atheist” for me… which was finding out about all the different world religions that other people believe so fervently and realizing that I didn’t have any more proof for my own religion than I did for the ones I’d never heard of.
If someone asks you why you’re an atheist — a stranger, a close friend, a family member — what parts of your story would you tell everyone?
(via Friendly Atheist Forums)