Atheists: Besides science, why don't you believe in God? Any life experiences? (I'm doing research!)?

Okay, first of all, please, please, PLEASE only Atheists answer this question! I really don't care what anybody else thinks, I need answers from somone who's actually an Atheist! I'm currently writing a play, and the Protagonist is an Atheist, however, I need to give him a REASON for being Atheistic... show more Okay, first of all, please, please, PLEASE only Atheists answer this question! I really don't care what anybody else thinks, I need answers from somone who's actually an Atheist!

I'm currently writing a play, and the Protagonist is an Atheist, however, I need to give him a REASON for being Atheistic to develop his character more. I already have science, but what other reasons do you have for being an Atheist? I know there are more out there, I just don't know of any, so I'm doing research for this play by getting information straight from Atheists themselves. I'm religious myself, so I need to ask others.

If there are certain life experiences (such as, parents or a church deterring you from believing), could you please describe them? Who were the people involved, at what age was it, etc?

Who knows, if you give me a good enough answer, you might just see it on stage one day. ;-)
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