Born to agnostics.
As a small, small child: exposed to Hare Krishnas and many other religious groups.
By second grade: atheist family; no talking religion allowed, even to ask why people believe what they do.
Middle school: exposed to New Age beliefs in school, at grocery store, around the streets etc. Not allowed to express such interests at home. Got into paganism, Eastern religion amalgamations. Went back to atheism out of fear of strange occurrences, wish to please elders.
Late teens, early 20’s: experimenting. Vaccilated. New Age, atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, neopagan, Reconstructionist Pagan (Celtic, Teutonic/Wiccan, Egyptian, Babylonoan, Sumerian, Native American, West African elements).
Late 20’s: Vaccilated. Christianiy intrigued me but so did Reconstructionist Celtic paganism, and atheism was the old standard party line doctrine I had known all my life.
Early 30’s: Decided the evidence was overwhelmingly in favor of Christianity and got terrified. Becmae a Christian. First no church, little exposure to other Christians, then joined Evangelical Friends (who kept the beliefs of Fox’s original Religious Society of Friends and the name of the movemet but had begun meeting in chrches, ordaining clergy and haivng preaching and singing a long time ago; not the same as Liberal/Unprogrammed Friends ((FGC)), who let most of the teachings go in order to preserve the form of early meetings). Dissatisfied by lack of public activity, lack of sacraments, lack of adequate Bible study in my meeting, went Pentecostal.
now: Disappointed by lack of evidence for specifically Pentecostal doctrine, irritated by abusive trends in some Pentecostal congregations, seeking more truth, joined RCIA after powerful experiences and evidence in 2007; CA and CAF a central part of that process, it started when I landed on CA home page accidentally; Neophyte Catholic and not going anywhere. This is where it’s at!:yyeess: :highprayer: