Jim D.


Kennewick, WA

Member since:

November 1, 2012

Briefly describe your experience with religion:

I was raised a Southern Baptist at Richland Baptist Church. I was the Baptist associational youth president while a senior at Richland High School. My first summer after my freshman year of college I was a summer missionary in Walla Walla. Since then, I've taught Sunday School to middle schoolers and 3-yr-olds. I've sung in church choirs much of my life. About 12 years ago, I began reading my bible through again, and really began paying attention to what it was saying. That's all I needed to start my journey into a new life as an atheist.

Why do you want to join this group?

I would like to meet people who may have had similar experiences to mine. I want to find a group that promotes the positive aspects of the non-religious life while at the same time allows some openess about dealing with much of the toxic legacy of a religious up-bringing.


Born and raised in the Tri-Cities. Raised a Southern Baptist at Richland Baptist Church. Have now been an atheist for about 12 years.

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