When I was Christian, then later Deist and Jewish, my religion was the focus of my life. I thought about God every waking second. I read voraciously and relished the chance to discuss all things religious with anyone I could. I saw religion as the world’s best hope for peace, prosperity, and fulfillment of it’s greatest potential.

Now that I am atheist, I don’t seem too different inside. It’s just my creed that has changed. I still read and write and discuss. I think about existence, society, politics, and the human condition all the time. And I think that compassion and reason is mankind’s greatest hope.

Anybody former religionists feel the same?

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