Okay, thats basically a lie because really thats just the plot summary to the movie space camp. But if you found it interesting, you should check it out.
I consider myself to be an atheist, but if you really pressed me about it, I'd have to admit I'm technically an agnostic, which I think most atheists are, but then I heard Stephen Colbert ask "Isn't an agnostic just an atheist without balls?" So I'm an atheist.
I went to bible college because I wanted to understand why I believed what I believed. I left two years later having lost my faith (and my virginity) and spent the next few years coming to terms with that. It was painful and frustrating, but going through that process made me a better human being.
After that I spent the rest of my twenties owning crappy cars, having fun, watching bad tv, and making admirable but ultimately meaningless contributions to my 401k. I also spent a fair amount of time dicking around on the internet, which actually ended up working out pretty well as I was somehow able to parlay that into a software developer job.