After years of Bible study (not cherry picked devotional, but real world) I decided to leave the bubble of belief a few years ago. I have a religious family that I was raising debates with and thought all was cool for a couple of years.
I am not a lightweight, I have studied world religions throughout the ages, philosophy, textual analysis of holy books, mythology, etc etc. so was becoming problematical with family members. They just had no defense for their belief system. NOTHING! When I would bring up things like the documentary theory of the OT (E, J, P, D sources) and how it possibly accounts for duality in some of the old legends, they would respond that "Gods ways are a mystery" and "He loves you and died for your sins". Stuff I heard in sunday school! What comebacks!
I guess I was getting too close for comfort and my entire family on wife's side went dark over the holidays. What communications I still have are confusing and contradictory.
The Shun seems to have begun. We were aware that this could be a possibility but really though blood was thicker that the "faith".
Opps. seems like the blood aint all that thick. (except the blood of jesus)
But, its for the best. Once you leave the bubble of delusion, you just don't want to go back in. We are now a threat, the enemy!
Just a warning to those coming out!
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