I was once a Fundamentalist Christian minister whom had no clue how Evolution worked. I read only the Bible and Christian writings and avoided any books written by actual Evolutionists. However, once I challenged myself to prove my beliefs once and for all I had to look at what both sides had to say regarding the matter. In time and with much research the evidence pointed in the direction of the Bible being not literally true and also a synchronous study in The Problem of Evil also showed me that the god of the Bible (even if it were real) was not at all omnibenevolent. I rejected the faith eventually as I saw it as neither true nor useful and became an atheist cherishing actual education, logic, science, humanism, critical thinking, and skepticism.
When I was a Christian I actively avoided having conversations with Evolutionists (as well as unbelievers) and I only sought information that confirmed my previously held beliefs…at the time I knew nothing of Confirmation Bias but I was a living example of it!
Early into my research it was so hard to read from those that opposed my views. I read it and would cringe, but it stayed in my mind and little by little it took hold and I had to think about it. Critical Thinking was discouraged in my brand of Christianity…it could lead to doubt and doubt was bad! But once doubts took root it pushed out the irrationality of faith.
Evidence started to matter to me and all I wanted to do was follow the evidence and it just so happened to lead me out of Christianity.
—JEK in Texas
(Copied from Debunking Christianity)