How long have you been conscious that you no longer believe in gods? Has the realization altered things in your life?
since 13 about 27 years.
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?
slow gradual though over 1-2 years around the age of 13.
What belief system were you raised in?
I run Champaign Urbana Freethinkers and I want all of the area groups to work together.
Meet other local atheists/freethinkers, for friendship and freewheeling discussion. Come to a Meetup to talk about atheist issues and consider religious influence in America. Find support for your commitment to reason in a culture dominated by faith.