Various recent threads in some forums have discussed Atheism, which prompts me to explain my POV (already posted in other places). When I was circa 9-10 years old, I was introduced to the story of Abraham being asked to sacrifice his son. My father & I were very strongly bonded with both love & respect. The thought of such a sacrifice appalled me & I argued with the Sunday school teacher. I could not imagine such a request being made. I could not imagine a father not rejecting such a request. The attempts to explain the story were the begining of my becoming an atheist. I am posting here rather than in a religious forum due to knowing the POV of the folks there. I am interested in other points of view.