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How long have you all been agnostic for? For me it's been a lifetime but I'm curious to the how's and why's and how longs.

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I've been mentally agnostic for about 5 years, but I only just escaped from Mormonism a month ago.
Mormonism is one hell of a cult.

Kaladin Level 1 Nov 19, 2018

TLDR: Agnostic aprox 26 years / Atheist aprox 8 years
Agnostic Christian from the age of 8.
A mix of atheist and deist from the age of 9.
Left the catholic church at 12 but simultaniously started buying into witchcraft/new-age stuff.
Agnostic witchcraft/new-age stuff person from about 24ish.
After that just lost all the rest of my faith bit by bit until nothing was left at 26.


Since the age of reason, i.e., puberty.


Great question. When asked I always tell people it has been a "Long Strange Journey". Here it is as a time line. Born Lutheran - baptized -confirmed-(college)-chanted with the Krishna's-existentialism-(family &back to church)-Sunday School Teacher-Deacon-break-tried catholic-Buddhist-taoist and finally atheist.

Marktzu Level 5 Nov 18, 2018

Same... from birth.

Logophile Level 3 Nov 18, 2018

I was around twelve years old and I had a moment where I thought to myself that the entire thing sounds like a fairytale. All the bible stories really didn’t help either. They all seemed more like the bedtime stories in books. Later in 8th grade, when I started in science class and we were learning about biology and evolution, it made so much more sense to me than the story in the book of Genesis. I asked my teacher, who I will not name, if there were any books I could read outside of class to learn more about evolution. He wouldn’t refer anything to me so I decided to research it. I found a copy of “The Blind Watchmaker” in my local library. By the time I was done reading it I wanted more. I can’t place a specific moment as THE moment but between the age of twelve and fifteen, I had stopped believing. I didn’t “come out” until I was twenty-two.

SpcTrkr91 Level 4 Nov 18, 2018

From birth ?

Angelina Level 5 Nov 18, 2018
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