I came to the conclusion that the stories associated with Christianity were all nonsense at the age of 12. I continued in the Methodist Church for social reasons until the age of 18. I was almost always elected President of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, and I was on the Church board of directors. When I went to college, I had no more motivation to be involved in religion. I met a beautiful highly-motivated atheist woman when I was 22. We had 16 fantastic years together before she passed away. My second wife was not religious when I met her, but we moved from Silicon Valley to Bloomington, IL, home of the megachurches, and she became religious for social reasons. It was a disaster for our marriage. I'm now single again, looking for other like-minded atheists and agnostics.