My research has continued, albeit quietly thus far.
The more I’ve read, the more I’ve been doubting the truth claims of the Bible and Christianity. There appears to be a solid chance that there may come a time when I am no longer a Christian.
I intend to discuss at least some of my searching, questions and reasoning on this blog. If I “deconvert”, it will be on account of some persuasive evidence (or lack), logic, reasoning, etc. This could conceivably instill doubt in you. If you’re not willing to ask some honest questions about why you believe the Bible’s claims to be true, then you may want to leave to protect your own faith.
Bear in mind: many deconverts have experienced high relational costs from going through that process. Some of them have blogged about it. In some cases, when a spouse has not agreed with the search or the conclusions, some marriages have broken up. (Need I say more than the phrase, “unequally yoked”?)
I’m sure that writing out some of my thoughts here will have value for me, at least as an exercise. But the real reason I started this blog was for the comments. I set out to solicit a multitude of competing perspectives, hoping that I may find wisdom in the council of many.
So, Christians: I want you here. I hope you’ll stay, be open-minded and rational, and contribute honestly to the conversation.
(Naturally, I want the non-believers, and especially the former-believers, too. But it seems they are already well-represented, relatively speaking.)