My name is Tim. I recently became deconverted.
Welcome, Tim, and I’m glad to hear that you have finally seen the light . I’m assuming that you are on the younger side, since I think most de-converts are in their teens. I’m in my forties now, and first became aware of my lack of beliefs when I was in my teens, about the time that Reagan became president.
I have become more active lately with the rise of fundamentalism in this country. But I have been an atheist for over twenty years, and have never regretted being able to freely and critically inquire into all aspects of life and the universe, including my own thoughts and ideas.
Deconverting can be a trying time, and can be quite a roller coaster ride for your psyche. But once the ride is over, you generally sigh a relief and feel freer than you ever had before in your life.
And welcome to the boards. The internet is a wonderful place where atheists can find much support, with many like-minded people. When I first became an atheist, the internet did not exist. It would have been a godsend at the time. Oh sorry, I meant a huge benefit. I’m just glad it’s available for all the new atheists today, so that they don’t feel quite so isolated.