My parents weren't very religious, although my dad went through a mystical phase when I was a teenager (coinciding with his mental breakdown). I realized there were no gods in our universe when I was in college right after I realized that that was an option. At about the same time, I also came upon the stunning revelation that death after death is the only viable option, and have not believed in the possibility of disembodied souls ever since. In my midlife crisis around age 30, I stumbled upon The Fountainhead, and got rid of any guilt about doing things for my own benefit. I also became a Libertarian, of which the strongest selling point is that it is the greatest defender of diversity (by being opposed to any government mandates on how to behave as a human being)
Together with my fistful of technical degrees, I stitched the above together to write my book of philosophy (The Technical Details of Happiness), but I've yet to finish it. I guess I feel I don't quite know it all, yet.
So, I'm quite a rogue in this world, and rogues can get pretty lonely. Maybe that's why I married a liberal (so she claimed), selfless (so she claimed), Catholic (so she claimed), who I was thrilled and grateful that she would accept me and our differences. But the marriage didn't last much longer than the second kid she wanted, and after co-mingling the wealth that I had accumulated over a lifetime of work, she filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences (our differences of politics, philosophy, and religion). Oh well -- back to the empty house for this rogue!
Anyway, I believe my differences with society are based on the fact that our society is designed around the premise that we're here because of a god, and we are to do things that please that god, and the god will reward us handsomely for doing these things -- the whole reason for this preliminary Fake Universe is to provide a stage for humans to act out morality plays such that we get to spend eternity in the Real Universe, which is Paradise. I just can't accept this premise, and the society that supports it, and thus I become a rogue. I don't fit in -- just about anywhere.
So, maybe I can make some friends with like-minded people that don't believe in gods or supernatural phenomena? We'll see.