Jane (not her real name) was an Atheist but is now a Christian. I had the opportunity to interview her for a project I’m working on and I have to say that I was a bit shocked at some of the things she shared. Since I have known her since she was born, I feel rather close to her, but I was bothered by not knowing about some events that took place in her life.
Jane went to a Christian church with her family as a child. As a teenager, she encountered difficult situations which caused a change of heart. She told me, “I didn’t believe that there was ever a God.” At that point, she called herself an Atheist and continued that way for several years. It was only when traumatic events occurred that she began to question her choice. She had a strong yearning to return to church and now that she has been attending services for at least a year, she hasn’t regretted that decision.