Name: Lauren Lane
Name: Tony Musso
Former Religious Affiliation: Catholic
The God of My God is the Man behind the Curtain
My name is Tony and I am an atheist. I’m 29 years old and was baptized into the religion of Catholicism. I was sent to Sunday school like many young children and had God forced into my life by my father, rather than being told to explore and discover for myself. There were many times in my life that I questioned the existence of God, and then there were many times that I was a born again Christian in my life as well. It wasn’t...
Name: Erica Hopkins
Location: Mahwah, NJ (home), Haverford, PA (school)
Organization affiliation: none
Label: atheist, reconstructionist Jew (somewhat)
Former Religious Affiliation: Reformed Jew
I was raised Jewish, and I remember going to temple and Hebrew school and being told about god and Jewish tradition. As far back as I can remember, I remember thinking there was something wrong with me because no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t believe in god. I remember thinking that this idea of the Judeo-Christian god made no sense at all. But I was afraid to...
Name: Nick Fawcett
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Member: National Atheist Party, Advocate of Atheist Worldview Philosopher
I can proudly say that I have been an atheist my whole life. I occasionally entertained the idea of god when I was younger, especially when I felt alone, and frail, and was scared of existence. I always understood my contemplation of a god as having been predicated on the fear and uncertainty inherent to childhood and adolescence. As I contemplated my own non-believing relationship with the notion of god in comparison with other people of belief it...
Name: Leia Pearce
Label: Atheist Mother
Former Religious Affiliation: Mormon (LDS)
Hi! I’m Leia, and I am a mother and a wife. I love baking, sewing, needlepoint, reading, crocheting and music. I am a geek and probably always have been. Oh, and I am also an Atheist.
I was raised in a Mormon household. I was the stereotypical annoying religious girl in High School. I even gave most of my friends Books of Mormon with my testimony tucked inside. I was on the straight and narrow path to marrying a return missionary in the temple and having as many...