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I Just Want To Talk About How You're Doing

By Janus Grayden

How are you doing?Image by Andrea Mercado via Flickr

It's strange how many people want to talk about how you're doing when you've recently left your religion. People you may have had only brief contact with are suddenly concerned about your well-being.

When I left my church, I had an influx of regular e-mails, calls, and people who were "in the neighborhood" dropping by to grab lunch, hang out, any excuse that someone could think of simply to tell me what I was doing was wrong. I figured that was the intent the whole time, but I was never one to turn down an invitation. These were people who I still knew by name, even if I hadn't had much contact with, after all. So, when I received a call to play some basketball or grab a bite to eat, I politely accepted and went over.

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