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Plinky asked, “Do you con­sider your­self reli­gious?”

Anti-Abor­tion and Pro-Life Teapot Athe­ist Protest Ful­ton Street Octo­ber 13, 20101

Not at all. I was always more spir­i­tual than reli­gious, but I was raised in a very reli­gious fam­ily in which I was forced to par­tic­i­pate in their South­ern Bap­tist church. I started ques­tion­ing the con­tra­dic­tions in the Bible at an early age and did my best to rec­on­cile my intel­lec­tual objec­tions with the emo­tional com­fort reli­gion can offer. 

After inves­ti­gat­ing many other denom­i­na­tions of Chris­tian­ity, I finally left it alto­gether in my early 20’s. I dab­bled in pagan­ism and researched many other faiths before arriv­ing at my cur­rent stance, which is tech­ni­cally agnos­ti­cism while prac­ti­cally athe­ism.

I still find the Uni­tar­ian Uni­ver­sal­ist Asso­ci­a­tion to be a good spir­i­tual home, as it is as wel­com­ing to agnostics/​atheists as it is to any­one else. Dif­fer­ent con­gre­ga­tions vary, of course, as they do in any other respect.

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