Paul grew up in New Zealand and now lives in Tasmania, Australia. He is an optometrist and father.
1. What are your spiritual beliefs? (and) 3. How did you come to have these beliefs?
I blame Lennon for my atheism. Not Lenin ― Lennon, the Beatle.
I grew up in a pretty non-religious household. Not anti-religion, just that religion was kind of a non-issue. I donʼt recall it ever being discussed.
When I was in late primary school, we had Bible Studies. It was optional ― parents were allowed to have their child opt out. My parents asked me if I wanted to do it. I said sure, why not? I had no reason to want to avoid it, and my parents didnʼt discourage me.