Hi, I'm Justin.
I was a Mormon. I am an atheist.
I grew up in Ogden, UT; the son of a bishop and a descendant of Willie & Martin Handcart pioneers. I attended Bonneville High School in Washington Terrace. I served as Deacon's Quorum President, Teacher's Quorum President, and Priest's Quorum President. I earned my Faith in God award, Duty to God award, and my Life Scout. Even had my Patriarchal Blessing before realizing how unhappy The Church(tm) made me feel. I escaped through rebellion and became an atheist through thought and study.
Why I left
"Why I am Not a Christian", Bertrand Russell. "No Man Knows My History", Fawn M Brodie. "Under The Banner of Heaven", Jon Krakauer. "The Blind Watchmaker", Richard Dawkins. "Blood of the Prophets", Will Bagley. "South Pass", Will Bagley (especially for my handcart kindred). My full story: https://www.secular-reality.com/2014/11/17/deep-water/