I am a recently ordained atheist minister with ambitions to start an atheist church in Northern Michigan.
Why are you here?
To meet more atheists who live in Michigan
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
If there is a god, it would be the only situation in life where "following your heart" leads you to a correct conclusion. If there is a god, then he has decided that people who "follow their heart" are the best people, the most enlightened people. In other words, he'd have to be stupid.