I am an athiest because I quite simply do not see how a diety could possibly exist. I do not believe that anything special came along to make me, or the world. I realized that when I was about 11 or 12, and I really tried to ignore the "this doesn't make sense to me" thoughts that were running around in my head.

I recognize that as I'm not dead, and I haven't explored the entire universe to find anything, I really can't say that I'm right, and can only say what I believe - and that belief is that there is no surpeme being(s) out there taking care of the universe.

I felt a lot happier with myself once I realized that; I'm perfectly happy to know that when I die, all of my will decompose and that my molecules and atoms will become part of many other things.