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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:51 AM

50. Appreciate your story and

how similar it is to my own. I grew up in a fundamentalist Protestant church and married into an Islamic family in a country of fundamentalist traditions. Have no use for fundamentalism or any traditions outlined that are approaching fundamentalism. I evolved over the years to where I considered myself agnostic but have gradually arrived at atheist even though I love reading the about the history of religions, particularly the oldest ones. My children were raised in neither tradition and are both atheists. My daughter and son in law are raising their kids as atheists while teaching them that there are people who hold lots of other beliefs.

We spend our Sundays similarly, minus the smoking part. My life has become so much simpler and my inner sense of morality and empathy serve me better than any professions in a church where people step out afterward and do not seem to be able to live up to the expectations that are set for them.

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