2015 is the year that I come clean. I am no longer a Christian. It's been coming on for several years. I still believe in Jesus. I still believe in a Divine Power. I just no longer can identify myself as a Christian.
I no longer can confidently believe that Christianity is the only viable option. I never understood people who said they were spiritual but not religious. I thought they just didn't want to get along with people encountered at church. Or they wanted to sleep in on Sunday morning. However I now understand. I think that if Jesus or Buddha or Mohammad visited the earth today they would agree -- religion has been misinterpreted and co-opted by greed. I choose to no longer participate.
I tried many churches in many denominations and some without denominations, I accept some of the responsibility. I have participated in the gossip that will divide a group. I have competed to be the best Christian, I have held leaders in too high esteem as to participate in the cult of personality. I have wanted to fit in so badly that I abdicated my responsibility to devise my own opinions, But I have woken up.
This is my journey,