Throwing in the towel

I almost stopped today. For a good hour this morning, I almost pulled the plug on it all.

Does my voice matter?

Does this blog make a difference?

Is it helping me to share all this with you all?

What if I regret what I share?

What will my children think about all of this?

I have so much on right now. I am about to start an MSc in senior leadership, I am working full time, I have two very young children, I work out 4/5 times a week for a couple of hours, I write and run a blog, I am preparing a podcast for launch, I try to listen and read to tons of content to fuel my mind and writing, I am starting a book club in a Facebook group I am part of and I have lost 90% of my contacts due to leaving my faith and changing my job.

I guess when I look at all this, I can see why I feel like I am drowning.

My amazing wife reminds me from time to time to stop viewing these things as lists. A good friend tells me to drop anything if it doesn’t make me happy. I appreciate having people I can send this shit to when it just all gets too much, I don’t have nearly as many as I used to, but I know who stood by me when my whole fucking world caved in.

I guess, if you read this, I did.

Told you I would be really fucking honest 😉

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Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. It has taken me a few years to get to a place where I am able to share my loss of faith and to start writing about the journey that I am still on for you all. I hope you find it useful.

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I’ll see you back here at the same time next week 🙂

-Sam

When Belief Dies #53 – 'Contours of Hope' with Jim Thring When Belief Dies

In this conversation, Sam sits back down with Jim Thring to work through his 'why' in recommitting himself to a belief in Christ. The video version of this conversation can be found here on our YouTube channel 12 hours after the audio version goes live. It isn't needed, but listening to our first conversation will give you a  bit more context as to Jim's story so far: you can listen here, or search for episode #34 'There and Back Again…' We hope you enjoy our show. When Belief Dies aims to honestly reflect on faith, religion and life. Your support via Patreon enables us to cover the costs of running this show and look to the future to make things even better as we build upon what we already have in the works. Please take a look and consider giving. Alternatively, you can support the show with a one-off gift via PayPal. Use the following link to navigate to the website, to find us on social media and anywhere else we might be present online. #Podcast #Deconstruction #God #Agnostic #Christian #Atheism #Apologetics #Audio #Question #Exvangelical #Deconversion #SecularGrace #Exchristian
  1. When Belief Dies #53 – 'Contours of Hope' with Jim Thring
  2. When Belief Dies #52 – 'An Old Perspective' with John Goldingay
  3. When Belief Dies #51 – 'Manuscripts and Ancient History' with Bart D. Ehrman
  4. When Belief Dies #Bonus – 'An Inquisition' with Daniel Kelly & David Ames
  5. When Belief Dies #50 – 'Magnifying Glasses & Big Pictures' with Esther O'Reilly

6 thoughts on “Throwing in the towel

  1. When I started my blog, I didn’t know if anybody was reading it. So I thought of it as writing for myself.

    No, not writing so that I could read it later. Just writing, because writing up stuff help clarify one’s thoughts.

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  2. I know for me all the work you’ve put into When Belief Dies has been extremely helpful in my life and actually gives me hope that there’s somewhere out there who I can actually relate to, unlike every single loved person in my life who is a devote christian.
    I mega appreciate all your content and it’s meant a lot to me. Much love Sam!

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    1. Thank you for this Jacob, appreciate you letting me know this and it’s awesome to know you get something from this blog 😊✌️

      Day made 🙌🎉

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