I'm the son of Salvation Army Officers. Some people don't realize that the S.A. is actually a church, but lo, it is. So I grew up at the church at least twice Sunday, once Wednesday and at every revival, youth meeting you name it.
For most of my first 15 years I didn't consider myself a atheist or a christian, - more of a don'tgiveadamnian. Then at age 15 I saw the 'light' of Jesus, and spent a year trying to make sense of the 'word'. I started to see so many conflicts and logical incongruities that my faith was tested. Then when my parents tried to basically use me as a mole to spy on my brothers, I recanted. I lived for about a year thinking I was doomed but just didn't care.
And then through various writings, I began to see the true light. That of personal volition. Hallelujah!
"My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything."Robert Anton Wilson