I was raised atheist, and really never even knew about God until I met a kid in my first grade class who was from a religious family.
My mother explained the general story of Christianity to me, and even bought me a children's bible with pictures in it so I could read it for myself. I thought it was a great story, but I never believed it to be true.
I was never told to "not believe in God". "God" was just never mentioned in my family. I was baptised, but that was just explained as a "tradition thing" by my mother.
When I visited the U.S. a few years ago (I'm from Sweden), and made friends with some Americans I began to take interest in American religiosity, and was baffled and horrified when I realised how many of them believed in creationism, angels, Noah's Ark etc.
I would just like to introduce myself to you guys, and I would love to have conversations with some of you to learn about your stories and to get a deeper understanding of your religious backgrounds and I hope to be able to be of some help to some of you.
Hope you have a great day.
All the best,