….maybe individuals who enjoy higher levels of confidence and self-esteem are simply more likely to wind up unbelievers. A majority of today's unbelievers began their lives in some religious tradition then thought their way out of it. Maybe individuals already disposed toward greater confidence, self-reliance and fortitude are better able to follow their worldview odyssey clear to the shores of unbelief.
-- Tom Flynn, editor of Free Inquiry -- [my favourite magazine].
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