Hello non-theists! I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school until just before highschool. Ironically, it was the Bible studies that got me interested in storytelling and history. I guess the combination of critical reading and historical perspective was too much for my parents' attempted indoctrination.
I love science fiction, fantasy, and religious studies (in essence I love fantastical stories).
Though I have a problem with any faith that promotes ignorance, my biggest complaints about religion are against the Abrahamic cults particularly the concept of the rapture/armageddon as a highly destructive belief. Don't get me wrong, I'm no scholar. I was in the Army for seven years and I do well-paying dirty jobs (construction, janitorial, you name it).
I'm really excited to finally have access to an online community that shares my foundation of belief in science and mankind.