Richard Barns has worked in computer progamming and system administration for 25 years. He grew up an atheist but he found that the more seriously he took his atheism the more problematic it became. He writes:
I tried to be a consistent atheist and I believed the conclusions that atheism led to. But I found that what consistent atheism led to was something utterly unworkable. It was, paradoxically, my desire to be a thorough atheist that drove me towards God.