I was brought up a Catholic.
A turning point in my life was when i was about 27 when i hit rock bottom and wanted out.
I then realised, at that low point that it was only me and me alone that decides the course of my life no "man in the clouds"
After that i became an athiest.
Later on i read a Q and A article in a magazine with Dr Lavey.
From then on i knew i wanted to study his books and align myself with the ideals he promoted.
Only after that did i really realise the non responsibility ideal the church promotes and the burden of guilt they push as well.
Glad to say now , that shit is not my concern any more.