It’s been a while since Brother Russell and I created Losingmyreligion.com. At the time we sought to create a resource we didn’t have when we left our religion: like-minded individuals to talk to, who were going through a similar experience. Now the internet has exploded with blogs, message forums, and videos on the topic. Those leaving their faith today will find themselves in good company, and I hope we helped in a small way to bring that about.
In 2005 I started the podcast “A Christian and an Atheist,” and over the years many thoughtful Christians have come onto the show to discuss various apologetic topics with me. As a result, some of the arguments I’ve had against Christianity have been strengthened, others weakened, and a few abandoned altogether. I will always be grateful to the many Christians and atheists who generously gave of their time to participate in the show and message forum. They have left me with the invaluable gift of having more knowledge than I did before.
With the current wealth of great arguments by atheists and other non-believers against core doctrines of the Christian faith, I often wonder if there is anything further for me to say. Likely I add nothing original to the discussion. But most Christians add little original material themselves, yet Christian writings on these topics continue to proliferate and infuse our culture. Although the “new atheist” movement has helped amplify the message of nonbelievers, we remain a small ship floating on a vast sea of religiosity.
This blog is a small attempt to help shore up the bulwark, a bulwark built by giants on whose shoulders I am privileged to stand.