To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…a time to rend, and a time to sew… Ecclesiastes 3:7
…christian, ex-christian, agnostic, atheist, seeker, free-thinker, liberal, progressive, ok, I really don’t like labels…
I grew up in a liberal progressive agnostic family, became a christian in college, and left the faith nearly two decades later. Leaving the faith was a gut-wrenching process over a long period of time, but in the end was painful but rather quick, sort of like pulling off a band aid. It has proven more difficult to untangle myself from the web of religion because of the relationships involved.
I am not here to disuade anyone from Christianity. I am happy to help dissuade anyone from an unexamined faith, though to be honest, when I examined my faith, it pretty much crumbled away. I believe contemporary american evangelicalism is woefully inadequate in this regard, and I seriously question whether it is intellectually compatible with modern thought. I strongly believe people need to be allowed and encouraged to think for themselves, and my experience of evangelicalism was that it only promoted that within very limited parameters. Maybe that is why it can crumble away so easily.
I’m stumbling into this blogging thing. The more I try to write, the more I realize how poorly I articulate things and how juvenile my ideas sound to my own ear after typing them out. Just looking for an outlet for things that I can’t discuss with my circle of friends I guess, because it can be very lonely leaving religion and religious community behind, especially when you are still being told by those around you that you are wrong to do so.
I can be emailed at the atimetorend at gmail dot com