With this article, Free Inquiry launches a new department. Based on our recent, well-received four-part series, “The Faith I Left Behind" invites readers to submit personal deconversion stories. How did you let go of your previous perspective, religious or otherwise, and become a secular humanist? Please note, essays for this department must be sent in accord with FI’s normal submission policies; submitting a manuscript by e-mail only is not permitted. For submission guidelines, visit http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php/submission-guidelines. —Eds.
“Armageddon’s so close. You probably won’t have children. You might never get the chance to grow up and get married."