I have the impression that I have confirmed your friend request. My techno-geekery is limited, however, so perhaps I failed to do so. In any case, I note a coincidence. I was also born in a small town in Alabama (Fayette had the hospital, but my grandparents lived in Vernon, so that's where I started. I grew up with conventional religious training, which I tried to believe, but I usually felt like I was pretending. At age 19 I quit doing that.