My name is Derek and I have recently became an Atheist. I grew in the mountains of Virginia which is heavily submerged in religious beliefs. I was raised as a Christian and started questioning the Bible and the stories. At a young age I was filled with questions that didn’t make sense to me… The answer was always “Satan is deceiving you”. I then began to learn about Paganism and how closely the Christian holidays were connected as well as many other things. For 3 years I fought to try and make myself believe that I was still a Christian, but nothing worked… It just doesn’t make any sense to keep following. I honestly feel like weight has been lifted off my shoulders!