Your comment about being older (at 27!) inspired me to finally post. My name is Jeanne and I am a 49 year old atheist. I was raised Catholic but spent my whole life moving away from it. I’ve been a contented atheist for 9 years. I’ve been married 30 years, raised two children, love books and have stage 4 brain cancer. A death sentence does not make me turn to religion the least little bit. I am happier with my rational beliefs than I ever was in religion. My “come to rationality moment” was when my high school aged son pointed out that I was already an atheist in every other religion but Christianity.
—Jeanne! You know what makes me EVEN HAPPIER than all the young people contributing to Faces of Atheists? People 30+ contributing! I think the young crowd is more reflective of the Tumblr user base than anything, but I don’t have many in-real-life Atheists in my life who are older than me, so it makes me so happy. :D I looooove that your high school son got you thinking differently about religion — that’s really cool. Thank you so much for sharing your story here. Best of luck to you! <3
I’m the Student Who Spoke About My Jehovah’s Witness Past on YouTube
My name is Brie. I’m 18 and a senior at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I graduate next week. And until I spoke about my religious history in class, in a video you might have seen online, I’d never shared that information publicly. My classmates were shocked that I was ever a Jehovah’s Witness.