Matthew Taylor: Confessions of a Young Earth Creationist — Graceful Atheist

“Suddenly I realized I could no longer be a Christian. The suddenly doesn’t describe my journey, the suddenly describes my awareness.” — Matthew Taylor

via Matthew Taylor: Confessions of a Young Earth Creationist — Graceful Atheist


Why I Left Christianity

The Non-Alchemist

I thought it might be time to share my own experience of my journey out of Christianity.  It’s been a little over a year since I officially adopted the title of “agnostic” to describe myself, but how did I get there?  I’m still processing a lot, so it’s hard even for me to piece together all of the factors that lead to de-conversion, but I will try my best.  The following is more of a narrative describing the initial seeds of doubt, but the end summarizes the conclusions I have come to more fully.

The Early Seeds of Doubt

I’ve always been active in extended evangelism.  For example, I have taken more than one person through “The Reason for God” by Tim Keller, and have had many conversations over the years with unbelievers about why they don’t believe. My brother is a good example, as he is incredibly smart and…

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