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The Fourth Confession - Confusion, Shame, and The Closet

So, here I am…newly enlightened and confused as all heck. What do I do now? Where do I turn? Everything I’ve been raised knowing, I suddenly have no clue about. 210 more words

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The Third Confession (Part 2) - Freedom

Suddenly,  I was free. I was free from the confines of preparing my mortal soul for a place that didn’t exist. I was free from believing the God was punishing me for not living a righteous life. 121 more words

Religion

The Second Confession - Nails in the Coffin

When I was teen, my  mother suddenly started attending church with my younger sister. I would occasionally go. I really liked the minister and his message. 271 more words

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The First Confession - Beginning of the End

I’ve never been your typical Christian. I wasn’t raised in a super religious home. We didn’t go to church. We celebrated Christmas and Easter. I was taught the basics of the Bible. 247 more words

Losing Religion

Okay, what is this faith versus works thing?

This question came up a few days ago.  This was my simple, off-the-cuff reply:

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 859 more words

Philosophy, God, Theology, & Bible

Silence of the heavens

This post highlights the biggest single factor in my loss of faith: the growing sense that when I cried out to God in my distress no one was listening…  582 more words

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Chafing labels

Another factor in my loss of faith was a sense that my understanding of the Christian faith was changing and that I no longer felt comfortable with the labels that described the brand of Christianity I belonged to… 606 more words

Losing Faith