Sarah Vowell is a contributing editor to the public radio show "This American Life,"  as well as a columnist at Salon Magazine and otherwise active essayist. On the "This American Life" broadcast on the weekend of April 2-4, 1999, she told the story of surviving three apocalypses. When she was a child, she grew up with very religious parents. She refers, at one point, to her "atheistic adulthood."
Here are some further details from the contributor, transcribed directly from "This American Life," episode 125: "Apocalypse," Act 3 :
[Vowell discusses growing up in a fundamentalist family. She describes a lifelong recurring dream in which she's left behind after the Rapture, but gets to heaven by refusing to purchase goods with the Mark of the Beast on them and being executed.] "I still have that dream sometimes, and thinking about it now, as an atheistic adult, I realize how many things are going on in it, that it is a microcosm of my childhood world."
From an 09-Oct-2002 Onion AV Club article titled Is There A God? :
A contributing editor to the radio show This American Life, Sarah Vowell has written three books, the latest of which is The Partly Cloudy Patriot.
The Onion: Is there a God?
Sarah Vowell: Absolutely not.
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