Thoughtful post explaining to a friend why they left the faith. There is much here that matches my own experience…enjoy!!!
The other day a close family member asked me to explain to her why I left the Christian faith. Three years ago I did what I could to boil down my main reasons for doing so for a handful of friends, all of whom were pretty theologically-minded and had a ton of question and challenges afterwards. That prompted a second, longer letter that enumerated some of the things which nudged me in this direction. Those letters are there for anyone to read, but this time around I decided I’d rather just give it another try and start over. It takes time to develop a comfortable vocabulary for explaining something as hard to nail down as this, and the passage of time makes some things a lot clearer. Below you’ll find my updated attempt to answer this question.
I have to first say again that I don’t usually spend much time doing…
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