I've met plenty of people hostile to theology.
What are the various factors that may have been the driving force behind that person's skepticism?
Popularity, Catholic upbringing (most atheists I've encountered used to be Catholic), or being raised by crazy evangelicals, fear of having their favorite programs destroyed (I got flamed at a Doctor Who internet community once), wanting to live a life of sin (they'll never own up to this one), believing science has explanatory power, wondering how silly sounding stories can be true.
Is there any part of the author's attitude that you can personally relate to? How so?
I can relate to the author's POV in so far as that he had doubts.