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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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