Full disclosure … well, ALMOST full disclosure. I’m an ExChristian. At present, I go by the name Way Past Due. It’s my Twitter handle. You can call me Way.
Keeping my real name under wraps will likely change at some point in the future, but for now, I feel the need to hide. Call me a coward.
Living in the south, slam damn in the center of the bible belt presents its own set of challenges for an ExChristian.
My whole world was the Christian community for nearly 40 years. For me, that means virtually all of my adult life has been spent making friends at church or Bible Studies or some other Christian related group. Up until recently, I’d never even met a professing atheist, much less made a friend of one. They’re hard to find around these parts.
Here in the south, you can’t sling a cat without landing the poor thing in a vat of potato salad at a Wednesday Night Supper. I’m surrounded. There are a few select friends and family that I’ve told I’m no longer a Christian, but I’m careful to whom I disclose that information. I know it’s difficult for the peeps I tell. Their worry about my eternity isn’t lost on me. Boy, do I get it.
Explaining the reasons I left Christianity after four decades isn’t doable in a sentence or two. That’s why I’m turning to a blog as an outlet. Maybe it’s therapy. For those who lack the patience or interest to keep up with this blog but still want the skinny, click on The Short Version at the top of the page.
In the event that I score one or two readers, I want to say thank you, in advance. Thanks for reading, for considering my point of view, and for any input you feel compelled to post in the comments section.
Leaving Christianity wasn’t easy as you’ll see, but it certainly was Way Past Due.