Don't know if this should really go in the 'Are You Religious?' thread, but it struck me as a thought-provoking article and I wonder if any others have had a similar journey to disbelief. I've been a devout non-believer since my late teens and Iraq and Afghanistan didn't affect that in any way, but I do often wonder how religious people reconcile their beliefs with the suffering of the world. As an Atheist myself, I think his article ends on a pretty upbeat note, but perhaps other people will have a different take on it. Serving in Iraq killed my faith in God | Adnan Sarwar | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Here's a snip with a conversation he had with Luke Allsopp a fellow Sapper who was later KIA.