I'm a country boy, and we're the product of our upbringing. As a boy, I was told that men don't cry.
I always knew I would sing. I just didn't know if I would be successful or not. But I sang at school, I sang at parties, I sang at church. Everyone always asked me to sing. I'd be playing football with my friends, and my parents would ask me to sing for their guests. I was never very happy about that because I wanted to play football.
I was an agnostic until I realized that I had to choose between God and fate. The idea that humanity and nature are the result of fate was not convincing at all. I find the presence of God everywhere.
I've always been on the side of science that tries to help man. I play an active part with the foundations I'm involved in. Science gives hope.
John W. Thompson