#LettersToMe The Genetically Modified Skeptic Writes Letters to His Former Christian Self, and How I Did Something Similar in 2019

Drew McCoy who has the Genetically Modified Skeptic wrote a letter to his earlier Christian self. And encouraged others to do so as well. Back in 2019 I wrote an open letter to myself to warn myself about the problems of religion and fundamentalism. Such letters open the door to incredible journeys of finding yourself and what you are.  Continue reading

Pastors if You Want to Keep People in the Christian Faith, This is What I Would Do…

In light of Jon Steingard’s de-conversion from Christianity this blog wanted to do a post that would offer advice to pastors. How would you engage a doubter? What advice would you give and how would you respond to a doubter in your congregation or someone who shows up in your front door? There are a number of perspectives that this blog believes could be a road map for navigating the issue of doubt. Yet this blog is also realistic in knowing that its highly unlikely much of evangelicalism will be able to respond in this way. In the end many doubters will end up falling away from the evangelical church. Continue reading

Hemant Mehta’s Ten Reasons Why People are Abandoning Christianity

Hemant Mehta published a video explaining why people are walking away from Christianity. Its a list of ten items that should come as no surprise. Many of these help explain why people have pushed back and walked away from faith. The one that should be on the list that is not is that Christianity does not provide a satisfactory answer to the problem of evil.  Continue reading

When Religion is so Suffocating and Controlling that the Healthy Option is to Leave

Religion is often described as an affirming belief system that helps people in their life. The question must be asked, what do you do when it is controlling, destructive and harmful? Some of this I learned in a faith crisis years ago. But what do you do when religion harms and leaves hubris? For your mental and physical health you leave and walk away.   Continue reading

A Three Day Series at The Wondering Eagle: Why Atheists Walk Away From Faith, And how They Find Freedom and Hardship in the Process

In December of 2019 an atheist video made the rounds on the internet that explained the reasons why people left faith and the and challenges that came about as a result. This is a brief post to lay the foundation for three days of discussion for what was revealed. During this I am going to squeeze in a couple of other posts about some of the stories I am working on. Continue reading

De-Conversion Story: How Luke Douglas Lost his Faith in a Chic Fil A

At The Christian Post a former evangelical Christian who was deeply committed to Kan Ham’s teaching on a literal creationism explained his de-conversion in a post. Luke Douglas lost his faith in God in a Chic Fil A when it all came crashing down. This post is Luke’s story. As a reminder if there are others who want to tell their story of their de-conversion this blog is happy to give them a platform.  Continue reading