Over the years of my life, I have professed several religious positions:
- From birth to age 15: Christianity, no church affiliation, being taught religion by my Baptist mother. http://www.christianity.com/
- From age 15 to age 20: Evangelical Christianity, Southern Baptist church affiliation. http://www.sbc.net/ I deconverted as a college student after deciding that most of the claims of Christianity were lies.
- From age 20 to age 27: Agnostic humanist, with Unitarian Universalist (UU) church affiliation. http://www.uua.org/beliefs/who-we-are/beliefs/humanism
- From age 27 to age 35: Baha’i Faith, loyal to the Universal House of Justice based in Haifa, Israel. I joined it after deciding that the UUs were “empty” and that a religion with substance would be more useful. http://www.bahai.org/ http://www.bahai.us/
- From age 35 to present: Agnostic humanist and UU once more. http://firstjefferson.org/ Freed from Baha’i prejudices, I reverted to what I now consider to be my true self: Willing to learn from religious traditions without being bound by anything dogmatic. In 2005, to reconcile my spiritual side with my skeptical side, I invented my philosophy of Honorable Skepticism which has guided me ever since.