I figure this is as good a place as any to introduce myself. My name is Matt, I'm 34 years old and live in Reno NV. I was raised in the RLDS church(they're Mormon, but not. Whatever). I can't remember a time when I was comfortable with my belief in God. Maybe when I was 4 or 5, but not much past that. I remember being 14 or 15 years old and making plans with friends, and hoping the rapture didn't come before we could carry them out. I remember being taken to a Christian revival camp and having some biker looking guy who used to run security for rock bands tell me I was going to Hell.(Poison? They're poison all right! For your soul!!! Whatever) I remember the first time I got laid, I should have been calling my friends and saying "Dude!! Guess what?" Nope. I was hiding in my room fearing that I was mere seconds away from being smote.
Yup. Typical Christian upbringing. I wish I could go back and change it.