It happens all the time. I tell someone that I don't think there is enough evidence to prove the existence of God, and they claim that I have no basis for morality, love, purpose or hope. Pick any positive emotive emphases and it is taken away from you by a Christian because they can't understand … Continue reading No Basis
When I first started writing this blog, it was just my wife and me who knew that I had seen my faith begin to unravel. The panic, fear and depression were vast, and I really didn't think I could ever find the nerve to tell those I call friends, and those I call family. A … Continue reading Anyone can know
It was one of the first things I decided on in my blogging journey, I spent a while going through a few options and found myself loving it very quickly. Plus, when you are trying to settle on a name that expresses what your blog is about, you need to make sure it is short, … Continue reading Why – When Belief Dies?
I have had a few comments about my experience of moving out of faith that has essentially been, 'So, what is the big deal?'. When this has happened online, it's usually fine and I find it really helpful as a tool to remind myself that I am a minority, having spent years preparing for ministry … Continue reading So, what is the big deal?
I wrote a blog post a few months ago called Serve or Lie - it can be found here. Since then I have been telling more and more people about my deconversion, I have been doing this slowly and through it, I have been preparing for my blog to go live in a month (which … Continue reading Serve or Leave (or Love)
I was introduced to The Clergy Project (TCP) a few months ago and have been on the journey of joining ever since. Finally, last week I was accepted as a member and am now live on their forums. TCP is an online community of religious leaders, all of whom have lost their faith. They might … Continue reading The Clergy Project
Over the last few weeks, as I have been preparing to leave the Christian place of work that I have been at for the last four and a half years, and so I have been telling a few more people that I have lost my faith. There have been some very hard conversations. Telling those … Continue reading Hard Conversations
Listening to the stories it holds being read to me by my Dad before bed, it really has had a massive impact on my life. Even now, with two young boys myself, I find them often pulling books from our shelves that are religious in their material. Maybe it's a parable with pictures that someone … Continue reading Our children are our future
I have been told my whole life that believing in God brings peace. I don't know about you, but life can be fairly full-on at times and finding a little spot of peace sounds like a really good thing! When you believe you are protected, fully understood, divinely appointed to be alive and on the … Continue reading Peace…