My name is Ray and I was raised catholic. After a lifetime of doubt I began reading fervently in search of answers. I have always had a deep interest in science and this eventually brought me to the works of great men like Victor Stenger and Richard Dawkins. After 20 years I realized I simply did not believe in god, and for the first time in my life everything made sense. My whole life I felt obligated to "believe" to appease my family, and since telling them of my unbelief they barely speak to me. It's been 2 years since and I'm feeling a bit isolated. That is why I'm here; to meet rational, educated, like-minded people.