I looking around the site and saw a place for testimonies. I know this isn't exactly what this thead is supposed to be used for... but eh whatever I like telling people how God saved me. So sit down and read this even if you don't want to.... or else , I'll tell my father and you'll get in trouble, because He's your father too. Well it all started when I was about 12 years old I found out the Santa wasn't real, and contracted a very bad case of "Santa syndrome". I became an "agnostic atheist" for a while and then finally a full blown atheist shortly after. Also when I was 12 I also started drinking, at 13 started doing drugs, soon after that I started breaking into homes, and by the time I was 16 I was heavily addicted to all of these things. I was so angry at everything and everyone at that time, I use to hate when people would talk to me about God. I would basically tell them that science proved there was no need for a god, and the only reason "stupid" people would ever believe such a thing is because they were fools and needed a crutch. My atheist friends and I use to talk about the hundreds of contradictions in the Bible (though we knew were none of them were). And how smart we were for not believing in such a "myth". So when I was about 18 I walked out of my bedroom one morning and saw my old Bible sitting on my dresser. I remember being filled with such rage after seeing the book, and so I decided to finally prove that this book was riddled with contradictions. Using the same study that I had applied to school I started to read the Bible, and it didn't take me long to realize that there really were no contradictions. I told my friends what I was doing, and what I was discovering, but they just ignored me and told me to forget about the whole thing. I decided I wasn't going to do that, I was going to approach this with an open mind and try to go to church. So one Wednesday I was invited to come early to watch a video on something called "creationism", which I had never heard of. While I did believe in evolution I didn't except the Darwinian means, I instead took the punctuated equilibrium stance which basically states evolution happens, but really quickly. I also took the stance that the Earth was probably a couple of hundred thousand years old and not billions. So when I heard a video that stated the Earth was 6,000 years old I was instantly interested. So after doing research on this subject my heart was convicted and I knew that I needed to be saved. I made a commitment to the Lord April 8, 2008 and since then my life has changed. I haven't drink, done drugs, or broken into homes since I asked the Lord to be my savior, He has completely changed my life. All of my atheist "friends" rejected me and my new found faith in Christ, and told me I could come back when my "religious thing" was over. It's been three years now, and my "religious thing" isn't over yet, nor do I expect it to be anytime soon.