No, the chances are very low. There was absolutely no natural/logical reason for me to have become a Christian. This is what I mean by stating that you are now forced to claim you know more about me than I do. I don't fit into your philosophical idea, so you're now forced to rewrite my history, and claim to understand my overall psychological make-up as well.<quoted text>
I wont be able to respond for a few days myself but I can tell you this
What religion or belief system a person has is predominantly dictated by the culture in which a person was raised. 88% of the people in Italy profess to be Catholic because of the culture not because it is required by law or because they all gave careful consideration to all of the possibilities before choosing Catholicism. Of course the depth of belief varies throughout all religious denominations and belief systems.
Although you claim that you were raised in an anti-Christian environment you were raised in a country where there is a Christian Church on every other street corner and Mosques are few and far between. What do you think the odds were that when you finally did choose to accept a belief system it would be Christian; pretty high I think.
While there are numerous Christian churches in my area, there are also Buddhist temples, Hindu temples, and mosques. The fact that Christian churches are the majority would normally cause me to favor the minority. I really initially did not want to believe the Gospel to be truth.
I think you 'might' be associating my "American Experience" with your own. Even though we're in the same nation, our life experiences are probably quite a bit different other than the common experiences of sweaty locker rooms, keg parties, etc. The world of "Christian Schools" was 'far' from 'my' world. When I was in school, I heard rumors of their being a Catholic school across town. That's my experience with Christian schooling (slight exaggeration there).
From what I gather, you were subject to cultural Christian upbringing. You may have been placed into a Christian school, and thus a Christian environment as a pre-adult. In your earlier years, you believed the basic Christian tenets due 'to' Christian cultural influence. At some point, you embraced certain literature promoting logic and reasoning, like that of Thomas Paine, that generally tends to confront Christianity.
Again, I'm making certain assumptions that may not be accurate, but based on our past conversations.