I am gay and atheist. But up until 2006 I was gay and Christian. Back then it was easy to be a Christian because everybody around me was also Christian so even without ever reading the Bible I automatically assumed Christianity was based on facts. It wasn't until I actually opened a Bible and read it that I found most of it to be ancient fairy-tale, contradictory, nonsense.
Examples: animals that talk, food that falls from the sky, rivers that turn into blood, sticks that turn into snakes, and corpses that walk around and have conversations with people. And worst of all were the absurd laws to kill homosexuals, adulterers, unruly children, and anybody who mows the lawn on Sunday.
I also found that almost all Christians pick and choose which Bible verses to accept and which to ignore. It's basically a pick-and-choose religion.
Now I'm finding that within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community in general there is an unusually high number of atheists and agnostics. I have also found that heterosexual atheists are much more open minded and accepting of LGBT rights than the rest of the straight population.
All that being said, I think Christianity does have its good points.
Examples: Charitable organizations, literature, artwork, architecture, music, and holidays. And most Christians are nice people at heart.
Last edited by Rick336; 05-31-2010 at 11:28 AM.