An excellent read: The Game That Let Me Mourn My Lost Faith. A former Christian describes his gradual abandonment of faith in the context of a video game about religion that he’s playing, and it’s subtle and complex…both the game and his loss. The games weren’t actively forcing atheism down his throat — they often had fictional religions embedded in them — but they did make him think about alternative explanations, and realize that maybe there were other ways to understand the world outside that bubble of Christianity.
That’s really what about atheism should be about: popping the bubble and making people question and think, and then arrive at a better solution for them. That’s also the two-step that has been interesting me for some time. Bubble-popping is fun and entertaining, and atheists are very good at it. Now we also have to think about what will draw people to us after they’ve been freed from that Christian cocoon.
Also, the game sounds fun.