When I was a child, my religious training was compulsory, with Conservative Wisconsin Lutheran Catechism via my parents; complete with beatings if I acted up during the service. When I left home for the USAF, I stopped attending or belonging to a church. I married a fifth-generation German Free Thinker, whose family was from South Milwaukee off Kinnikinnick Avenue. I attend these days for weddings, funerals, and once every now and then for a baptism. I have turned down opportunities to be a godparent. Both kids grew up unchurched. They're BOTH college graduates, married, and non-criminals.