In 1946, a young, unwed mother-to-be from Ohio was in despair. She was pregnant with the child of a married military officer and didn’t know if she wanted to live anymore. She was angry at life and angry at God. And so she did something bold. There was a severe lightning storm outside. She walked outdoors and looked up to heaven and challenged God to strike her and her unborn child dead with lightning.
She waited a long time and when nothing happened, she went back indoors and declared to her mother that she had just proved God doesn’t exist. She was an avowed atheist from that time on.