I was not raised in any religion unless it is psychology (both parents majored in the subject at university). I searched for the truth first in science, then in philosophy and only then in religion. Thus I am a scientist first and science is a way in which we use logic to extend our ability to see the world around us. In philosophy I became enamored of existentialism, Aristotle and the pragmatism of Charles Sanders Pierce. I studied a little Buddhism and the religion of the far east. Also I listened to what the missionaries had to say (JW and Mormons), who came to my front door, though I eventually rejected their ideas. I read the Bible on my own resonating first with the words of Jesus and then many years later with those of Paul. I asked Jesus into my life when I was in high school, but I had no contact with any church to tell me what to believe. So I figured things out for myself. The result is that I am a liberal evangelical who agrees with the Eastern Orthodox on a couple of doctrinal issues like original sin and the atonement, and with the likes of John Polkinghorne on the issue of open theism. Though, be careful, I attribute no authority to any of these to dictate what I believe and I will express what I believe quite differently than they do.