The feminist critique of video games is that by teaching boys that the princess is the "reward" for overcoming obstacles, video games give boys an objectified and disrespectful understanding of women. It's a critique I agree with -- however, rom coms do the same thing.
My path seems to be the same as every other atheist I've met. At first, I believed in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus, and God. I had "proof" of the first two, and God was a family tradition. Of course the first two eventually evaporated and all that was left was God. But as I sat in church, and listened to preacher preach about the bible and God, I started reading all the other scriptures that weren?t highlighted. I started seeing contradictions and hypocrisy. I discovered prayer doesn?t work if you pray for something that?s non-ambiguous. I discovered that while proof of God is offered throughout the bible, no one can replicate those proofs today. I learned of OTHER religions, with their own gods. And they too were saying that THEIR god was the one. I learned of gods that came and went. Then I started learning about the HISTORY of the religions, how they were created, how they?ve changed, etc. Through the study of history, we can see that mankind has invented gods over and over again to explain the unknown, or give a placebo of comfort when there was nothing else they could do. As mankind became more knowledgeable, they no longer needed Thor to be the cause of lightning. Or Poseidon to be the cause of ocean storms.