Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. I just joined a few minutes ago. My parents raised me protestant ,Congregationalist to be specific. I attended church regularly until I was 13 and then my father became disenchanted with the church. Religion was never really discussed in my home. I was fortunate that my parents are very laid back. I was, however, a pretty devout Christian for 25 years. I began having doubts due to personal experiences with health issues. That made me really open my eyes to the problems of people who had things so much worse than me. From there it was a slippery slope. I became and agnostic deist, then plain old agnostic, and now an agnostic atheist. I am out of the closet to my parents about it. They don't have much to say but they don't try to change my mind or preach to me. My husband is an agnostic. I was glad to find this place because this has become a big part of my identity and I have learned so much in the last few years.