Jan 9, 2022
Christianity ruins their childhood. They were born into a Catholic family and went to church every Saturday. They became aware they were non-binary at 6 years old, realizing they didn't want to be a girl. Their parents were caring and the type of people that you wish Christians were. Despite a loving home environment, this didn't prevent a childhood of isolation and self-hatred. They were bullied, abused and suicidal. Somehow they remained a hardcore Christian.
Later in life they experience abuse in romantic relationships. In college they leave Catholicism for Non-denominational Christianity.
Processing their grandmother's death leads to panic attacks and motivates them to read the Bible. It's immediately obvious to them that the Bible is (dark) Fiction.
They eventually get mental health help and in 2019 decide they are non longer a Christian. They are now an atheist.