I was brainwashed by loving parents into The Morg (Mormon Borg) as an infant, and it took 55 years to realize it was false.
I slowly came to the realization that I had never felt the spirit, never had a prayer answered, and my leaders had never received revelation to help me with my problems.
I've always loved science, so it didn't take long after I gave myself permission to study Evolution, that I became an Atheist. I've considered myself an Atheist since 2008.
I'm Divorced. Despite doing everything I could to make our marriage work, after 8 months, my crazy TBM (True Believing Mormon) wife filed and got two divorces from me. Civil and Temple. I now realize she did me a big favor. I would have hung-on for 10, 20 or 30 years, and been miserable the whole time.
In June 2010, I finally officially resigned from the Mormon church and had my name removed from their records. In Nov 2010, I finally got the courage to tell my family that I knew there were no gods and why. I had a good family, which I always enjoyed, but now it feels like I don't have a family because they're still in the brainwashed state.
I'm honest and kind. I'm intelligent, but slow thinking. I'm a perfectionist, usually in the negative sense of the word, and I still often have anxiety and depression, although since I've been honest about who I am, they've become less severe.
Edible Gardening is the most relaxing and enjoyable thing I do. The things I grow are thousands of times tastier than what I get in the store, and less expensive.
I also like watching comedies about family and friendship, riding my recumbent trike, and increasing my knowledge of scientific discoveries.
Idaho State University
Retired Scanning Electron Microscope and Focused Ion Beam Tech.