Good to hear atheism can actually make people feel better too! I believe that the religion you were born in just wasn't for you and you finally found what you were looking for, just like I did about a year ago.
I tried to find what I believed in for a long time since I was 13 or something, ranging from Laveyan Satanism, nihilism, atheism and agnosticism until I realized, hell, I am actually a pagan.
That is a touching story and congratulations on overcoming that phase. I was never very religious, so I can't exactly imagine how you felt. But at least you don't have to be lonely anymore, thanks to this website. I'm up for a chat anytime:)