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Denise

Bloomington Liaison

Location:

Bloomington, IL

Member since:

May 5, 2012

How long have you been conscious that you no longer believe in gods? Has the realization altered things in your life?

Probably at least 15 years. I don't think it changed anything.

What led you to abandon your faith in the prevailing mythologies of the culture? Was it a sudden realization? Triggered by an event? Or did you just gradually evolve to this position without realizing it until it was done?

It was an offhand remark by a high school social studies teacher. He wasn't talking to me or addressing the class; he was having a private conversation with a student before class. There was a lull in the pre-class noise just as he said, "well, religion is just a way for man to explain the things he doesn't know." I didn't abandon my faith immediately, but that was definitely a trigger.

What belief system were you raised in?

Catholic

Introduction

I'm from Bloomington-Normal Freethinkers, just wanted to keep tabs on central IL godless gatherings.


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