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Steve M.

Location:

Claremont, CA
Hometown: Claremont

Member since:

January 15, 2015

Tell us what brought you to the world of skepticism, agnosticism or atheism?

I am certain it started when I was in the first grade at St. Joesph's Catholic Church School, when my Nun (teacher) told me that my mother would go to hell because she divorced the narcissistic, self-serving "sperm donor" that she conceived me with, and then had the audacity to remarry (without paying the church the $5,000 ransom they charged for an annulment). As I grew up I was never comfortable with religion, but carrying catholic guilt, very afraid to turn my back on it. It wasn't until I was in my late 40's while listening to Julia Sweeney's "Letting Go of God" that my distrust, anger, and questions started to make enough sense to rise surface and I could start taking the path to secularism.

Tell us if you are and atheist, agnositc, or a believer in religion.

Today I have shed my inhibitions and can clearly and openly state that I am an atheist!

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