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A Lackluster Deconversion

sent in by Jeff

The story of my conversion to, involvement with, and de-conversion from the Christian faith is not nearly as dramatic, lengthy, or painful as many who visit this site. In fact, it s rather boring. However, perhaps someone can identify with me and see themselves in this story.

Growing up in a nominally Christian family I had some, but not a great many experiences with the church and faith in general. My father was (and still is) a confirmed agnostic who had undergone his own de-conversion after growing up in a devoutly Lutheran family, even going so far as to attend seminary. But, for most of my life I was ignorant of this. My mother, on the other hand, was (and still is) certainly a believer and so at an early age she began bringing me to a church for Sunday school. My grandparents on both sides of the family are all believers and attended church regularly. Since I spent a great deal of time with them, of course I attended church with them.

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