You might want me to answer that question but before I do I want to say how insulting and downright annoying it is every time you basically say I'm psychologically diseased because I hold a different set of beliefs as you. How is that language any different to people who say that non-believers are sinners? Just different language presenting the same image- 'if you disagree with my beliefs then you're 'wrong' 'sick' 'sinner'.'
Not 'automatically' but I can guarantee that them being Christians highly, highly increased the chances that you would be one. Do you think you would be one now if they weren't? I'd be interested in your answer to that question.
How can I answer that? If I had different parents and childhood experience then I would be a different person now. As an adult who has made a decision that I believe in God then of course I'd say yes I would be. But if I didn't have those experiences then how can I say?
None of us grow up in an emotional or 'religious' bubble. Whether you come from a 'religious' background or not, beliefs are a part of our society and our influences as we grow. Whether it's Christian parents teaching a child about Christ or atheist parents teaching against the existence of God, then it all centres on beliefs and religion.
I know that I have chosen to believe in God and that Christ through his life, death and resurrection has saved me and washed away my sin. I believe that through Christ's sacrifice I have the certainty of never-ending life with God. That started with a prayer asking Jesus to be my friend when I was 8, because I wanted to know more about this Jesus who cured people and loved me. Obviously at 8 I wasn't debating a complete theology or understanding all of what Jesus had done for me. At 16 I prayed another prayer thanking Jesus for saving me and asking him to help me live my life according to his will. Since then there have been other specific prayers, some asking for help, some questioning, some downright angry and annoyed.
Recently I've been struggling to connect with God, due to frustration, anxiety and pain because of my health issues. I have shut down and basically ignored God at times. But never, not even at my lowest or most frustrated have I ever thought that God wasn't there or didn't exist. I just cannot picture my world without Christ as a reality.
Sorry long and a bit of a ramble but the best I can do