There are so many things to say on this subject. By the way, I assume this is the best place for this discussion.
So, I used to be a christian (for about 95% of my life) and I am now an atheist (of course). I feel like it is messed up that the same person could be a brainwashed believer and later an atheist. It's just messed up. Then, between feeling hatred towards religion and religious people (which most of my family and friends are extreme southern baptist christians), I often feel this mix of hatred and confusion with MYSELF for being on the other side for so long (and only just coming out about it)! It almost feels like some curse or something. Has anyone else had problems like this?
I haven't had anyone else to tell this to, so it's nice to get to discuss it here. Thanks guys! :)
One other thing, how many of you used to be very religious and became an atheist the hard way?