2nd year med student. Interested in Neurology and Neurosciences. I'm more of a passive, live-and-let-live atheist. I respect the beliefs of those who do believe in religion and the psychological effect it has on their body, however, I am very secular when it comes to religious affairs/involvement in society and government. I'm a proponent of evolutionary medicine and the philosphical works of Hitchins, Thomas Paine, Bertrand Russell, and many others.
Why are you here?
Like-minded folks, but not interested in meeting radical atheists.
Why you left your religion.
Sikhism isn't listed. While I'm proud to be Sikh and retain Singh as my middle name, Sikhism is merely and identity for me. If I gain anything from Sikhism, it's more of philosophies that I never considered, to which I try and attribute to daily living. However, the real reason for leaving religion was that it didn't jive with what I read in science, and I found science to be more rational. Things made sense and they connected (except physics, I suck at physics).