From being in the New Age to being saved by Jesus!
Where it all began…
I was raised Catholic but stopped going to church when I was in my early teens. If I am able to recollect I was around 13 years of age. My mom was a part of the choir so both of my parents would borderline force me to go but eventually, they just stopped insisting.
I always thought going to church was a joke, even when I was really young, I always felt like there was something not right about the people who went to church. Not necessarily the church itself but the people really rubbed me the wrong way. Plus, I knew all of the drama that would go on within the church because my mom would come home and discuss this with my father. It eventually made me not want to be around people who were holy for an hour but went back home to live in hell.
Eventually, my attitude go me kicked out of CCD and that was the cherry on top for me. That was the string that needed to be broken for me to officially stop attending every Sunday.
So, a few years went by and I honestly forgot about God, and never gave Him much thought not even when I would go to church for special occasions would I think about God. I spent most of my time on my phone or spaced out. I only thought about God whenever I would get a really bad stomach ache LOL, I’m so serious.
By the time I turned 21, I was pretty much agnostic, borderline atheist. I had no relationship with God and really didn’t believe that putting my faith in God would actually matter and I started to believe that it was all fake. Also, by the time I was 22 or 23 I had graduated college and this Jesus is a myth ideology was spreading throughout my generation like wildfire. Many seeds of doubt had been planted by professors and peers throughout my years in college, and ultimately pushed me further and further away from God.
Between ages 22 -25 I was pretty much an Athiest and I say pretty much bc I was still really scared to say that I didn’t COMPLETELY believe. I was really young, sad, and confused at that time in my life! I was in a relationship at that time that I had been in since I was 18 and, I lived a very secular life.
Definition of Secular: denoting attitudes, activities, or other things that have no religious or spiritual basis.