"Thanks for sharing. My story is somewhat similar, though I was literally raised from birth in a Pentecostal church. I pulled away as a teenager (I'm a child of the 50's - grew up in the 60's), and went whole hog into the…"
"I have several tunes highlighting the atheist viewpoint. Haven't gotten into doing the youtube thing. Haven't visited this site for some time. Here's a copy of a tune I did in 2009 called Very Bad Form. I'm a product of the…"
"Tough decision. It does sound like your mom isn't exactly walking in lockstep with the fundamentalists. If it were me, I'd put out some more feelers - maybe talk about how your philosophy of life is changing, and see if she responds with…"
"Correction on my post of July 18 (I skipped back 10 years in my recollections; fallout from the '60's, or just getting old, you decide) - it was 2007 (not 1997) when I picked up "The God Delusion" in Dublin - but yes, I did find…"
"I was "saved" and rededicated countless times from about 10 years old on up. I took a hiatus from church (though not from the nagging guilt that god was waiting to beat me over the head for some infraction or the other) from around 13…"
"I've also been playing since 13 years old. Heard a classmate playing "House of the Rising Sun", and was hooked for good. 44 years later I'm still rocking - though mainly just doing studio stuff at home (writing songs, rocording).…"
I came to this point around 2 years ago after 55 years of being involved in religion. I must say that the first year was the hardest for me. Its like there's a disconnect between the enlightened mind and the indoctrinated emotions…"