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Share Your Story of Being None
This form will prompt you with open-ended questions to share your story about how and why you became a none or choose to remain one.
By filling out this form, you are giving American None your approval to publish some or all of your answers in its online platforms. Some responses may be edited for brevity but not for content or meaning. Not all submissions are guaranteed to be published.
*Your Email Address
What is your first and last name?
Please tell us *either* your birth city and state *or) where you currently reside, city and state. (This is so we can show that Nones come from all parts of the country.)
Which of the following are reasons for you being a None? Click all tha apply
Religion is not necessary for moral development.
Religion and churches in the US are run like businsess seeking power and profit.
I trust science and reason over religion.
Sex abuse scandals in the church.
I don't trust organized religion.
The maltreatment of LGBTQ persons by religion.
I have had personal negative experience(s) with religion/the church.
Participating in religion does not yield any positive results in my life.
Tell us about your story of becoming a None. (For example: Were you raised in a particular religious tradition? What caused you to think beyond that tradition? How do you view yourself today, in spiritual terms?
Did you experience any resistance, either within yourself or by others, to coming out as a None? Tell us about it.
How do you practice or experience spirituality in your life? For example, do you find fulfillment and deep meaning in: Cooking a meal and sharing it with friends? Or relationships with pets? Working out? Being in nature? Listening to music? What is unique to you?
Do you have any meaningful rituals that you practice either personally or with others that deepen your spirituality?
If you had one thing to say to the world about being a None, what would it be?
Thank you for filling out the Stories of Nones questionnaire. Please share any parting thoughts you may have for what you'd like to see from the American None organization.
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