Well done in getting away from it all.
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I had a similar background to you: hugely evangelical in my youth. I started training for the Methodist ministry but lost my beliefs and dropped out. But I had an inquiring mind and intellectual integrity which would not let an issue go away. Perhaps it is not surprising that I went into psychology eventually.