Just a quick note to introduce myself. I was born in Spain and have lived since in Europe. Raised as a Catholic, I started doubting as a teenager, gradually became an agnostic and recently realized I should define myself as atheist. During all the process I've been looking for knowledge and the understanding of the universe. Buddhism is the only structured system of believes that is acceptable to a rational, critical mind, so I'm exploring it. Just started meditation and can hardly quiet my mind yet, but I know it's one of the main ways to knowledge that are left to a philosopher.
I hope we'll share here our experiences in this path.