Monday, April 5, 2010

Hey there Benia! I got your question and decided to ask you the same one. How did you come to be an Atheist? Were you raised to be an Atheist or as a religious person?

I was born of Polish-Catholic immigrant parents, in Chicago. They baptized me and put me through Catholic school up to eighth grade. As I went through my teen years, I continued to believe and attend church regularly with my parents. As an adult, however, I started realizing that there was more to the world than what I had known, and, slowly, my mind expanded. I met new people, learned new attitudes, and became less fearful of the big world and started owning it. Getting over God was a milestone for me. By the time I was in my mid-twenties, I had considered myself Agnostic. Only a short time later, I decided to stop hedging my bets and boldly considered myself officially atheist. It's the only explanation that makes sense to me.