Category Archives: Losing My Religion

Posts relating to why I quit Christianity

Why I Quit Christianity: Part 2

I posted my first article Why I Quit Christianity on August 8, 2011, after nearly two decades as a convinced Bible believing Christian. A lot has happened since then and the comment stream under that post is full with over 350 comments, so it seemed like a good time to repost it. It is particularly […]

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If I am an atheist, why have I left the Bible Wheel site up?

After leaving a comment on Sean Carroll’s blog relating to the debate he had yesterday with William Lane Craig, I received this comment in the thread under my article Why I Quit Christianity: Hey Richard, I found this website through your comments on Sean Carroll’s blog. After learning about The Bible Wheel (TBW), I must say that […]

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The Problem with Religion: It aggravates pre-existing intellectual and moral failings

It’s fascinating to be a former Christian with a blog that records my transition from believer to freethinker. I get a constant stream of comments that reveal how dogmatic religions tend to corrupt the minds and morals of believers. Such messages consistently confirm the validity of my choice to quit Christianity. I recently received a […]

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Answers for Amber on Why I Quit Christianity

Amber asked these questions in the comment stream under my post Explaining Myself where I had answered some questions relating to my Why I Quit Christianity. Hi Mr. Richard, First I just want to say thank you so much for the great work of the bible wheel and site, I’m hoping I’ll be able to buy […]

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2013 New Year Reflections: How Integrity led me into and drove me out of Evangelical Christianity

My meme for the New Year is “Let 2013 be the Year of Love and Unity.” I coined this meme at the end of my New Year’s Eve article On Integrity as the Highest Value where I discussed the fundamental ontological unity of the concepts of love, unity, and integrity which is the basis of […]

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Why I became a Christian

This website has been online for over eleven years. I have used it to share my faith and strongly encourage people to believe Christ and the Bible. I have expressed my personal religious beliefs very publicly. But my beliefs have changed a lot in the last couple of years, so it is time to discuss […]

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A Reader Responds to Why I Quit Christianity

I received this response to my post Why I Quit Christianity today: Dear Mr. Richard, Today, I accessed your website at which is a very valuable tool for me in my study of The Scriptures and I noticed a message at the top of the page: “My Deconversion.” I clicked on the link to […]

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Explaining myself …

I received this comment in response to my post Why I quit Christianity. Tony brought up a number of important questions so I thought it best to repeat our exchange here where more folks can read it: Hi Richard, I must say I enjoyed your conversations. I admire your works on the bible wheel, and […]

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Why I quit Christianity

Update: Comments on this thread are now closed because there are too many. I have reposted the article here. Comments in the new thread are welcome. Since I began this website back in 2001, and during most of the decade that followed, I identified myself as a “Bible-believing Christian” in no uncertain terms. For example, […]

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Signs of Integrity Lost … and Integrity Found

Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. — […]

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