Tank, I had doubts from an early age (like 10) but went with the program for a long time. I didn't admit to myself until 2005 that I was really an atheist, due to the stigma I had been taught. Once I got in a position where I had time to think it through, I just had to admit that was my state of non-belief. I also found that atheists weren't evil, as I had been told.
OldGit, This looks like a nice place. I'll hang for awhile!
Apathy, welding is an honorable profession. My youngest brother and a couple of my nephews work metal. They are fabricators, working currently working at a studio that makes high-dollar art. They don't make high dollar paychecks, but do pretty well.