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Gregory M. Davidson

(2010) Gregory M. Davidson is a high school student going into eleventh grade. Born in Pennsylvania, he was raised Catholic and deconverted to atheism in mid-2007. His interests (and possible college majors) are computer systems, journalism, physics, and accounting.

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Dialogue Between a Protestant Minister and a Dying Teenager

I decided to write this story as a way of explaining my position as an atheist. Like the teen in the dialogue, I believe that there is no objective meaning to life and that we have an opportunity to create our own subjective meaning. "Imagine" by John Lennon is my favorite song because of its beautiful melody, voice, and the message it tells. I thought that a fictional dialogue would be a satisfying method to express my views. The idea of a dialogue between a minister and a dying person was inspired by the Marquis de Sade's work Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man, wherein a priest tries to convert a Man to Christianity before he dies.