”In September 2009, after admitting to my parents that I was atheist, I was abruptly woken in the middle of the night by two strange men who subsequently threw me in a van and drove me 200 mi. to a facility that I would later find out serves the sole purpose of eliminating free thinking adolescents. : atheism”

This is the kind of thing that people are likely to dismiss because it’s on the Internet; I can just imagine getting that kind of reaction from my mother, for example. But there isn’t any reason to do anything other than treat it with the kind of critical reading one should subject anything to. Further, with that many different people reporting stories, I would be inclined to trust this above something written by one reporter in a newspaper or something; newspapers often get such things wrong.

The usual /r/atheism “murder them all” isn’t very helpful, though.