Up to the age of 12 I was raised in a religious group one step away from Menonite. They called themselves "holiness". Pretty much the same but no bonnets. We were in church Wed. nights, Sat. for youth group, Sun. morning and Sun. evening. Plus at home we had nightly bible readings. Any questions that were deemed inappropriate were not answered and usually ended up with a punishment of some sort for the asking. I learned not to ask certain questions quickly. We were not allowed to cut our hair, wear jewelry, make up, long pants, shorts or bathing suits. Dresses and skirts were well below the knee and sleeves above the elbow not allowed. Television was extremely limited and only certain radio stations allowed. At the time, I would have loved having my family be athiest. Looking back, it gave me the insight to what I did not want for my family.