Mandoo P.




Springfield, IL

Member since:

December 31, 2011


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

I'd have to say that happened when I got asked to leave church for busting out laughing in the middle of a sermon because of how ridiculous it was. I've lost some friends here and there, but gained much perspective.

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?

I didn't want to lose faith at first. In fact, I kept trying for many years, in denial that I am the only one actually responsible for my life events. After parting ways with a particularly hypocritical Pentecostal boy, I knew I couldn't play the fool any longer.

What belief system were you raised in?

I remember trying a few churches growing up. Jehovah’s Witness, Church of the Nazarene, and a few different Pentecostal churches. Looking back, I feel kind of guilty, seeing as I seemed to only go to do crafts & eat snacks or be entertained by crazy rantings.


As much as I like to use my imagination and pretend, I'm more practical than I let on.

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