This particular article is over eight years old. Eight years ago, I was still mired in faith. It’s hard to believe that people were writing so powerfully then while I had absolutely no idea that this discussion even existed! I took religion and belief in the supernatural for granted—it simply would never have occurred to me that there might be people who rejected these notions. I wonder how I would have responded upon meeting such a person. I’d like to think I would have seen the light all that much sooner.