d-C Blog: Heartbreaking, sad, frustrating, but thought-provoking
Since March, we’ve had almost 6,000 comments directly on this blog. However, I do also enjoy reading comments in blogsphere about our humble blog. Here are a few for your reading pleasure.
Dean at Ridin’ With The King wrote:
one of the blogs i keep up with in my bloglines is called de-conversion and is authored by a number of people who have left the Christian faith, or are in the process of doing so. almost every one of them at one time or another has made a comment that goes something like this… “it was such a relief when i finally stopped believing, because then i could let go of the concept that there is a hell and there is a God that sends unbelievers there. i stopped believing that, and it therefore does not exist.” i have great compassion for many of these folks because when you read what they have gone through during this de-conversion process, it’s really rather heart-breaking in a lot of ways, and i pray that they would turn back to the faith. but i’m absolutely dumbfounded at this attitude they have (some of these folks have seminary degrees or were otherwise pillars of their church) that just because they no longer believe in these things, they no do not exist. i hate to break the news, but God exists, he always has and He always will. He is eternal. He is Alpha and Omega. beginning and end. (i thought that was worth repeating )
i just found a blog called “de-conversion“. it made me really sad. reading it really made me think about the power of hypocrisy and about the state of His Church. it hurt my heart to think about how saddened the Lord must be over these people’s hearts.
This post about ‘de-cons’ of course frustrated me to no end. I myself left comments which received rebuttle. I encourage other’s to read this, if not to add your own thoughts to the growing comment thread, but so we can see how fragile faith can be, reminding us that we are mere humans, and that God alone can give us strength. As a once-bible-college-student, I still have to face the fact that no doctrine, no book, and no church service will ever ensure my stability in my faith. Only I can do that, through God.
On a more positive note, SilverTiger wrote:
The first [blog] is called De-conversion and describes itself as “resources for skeptical, de-converting or former christians”. Before you say “Boring!” and rush off to read “Fashion Tips for Trendy Teens” let me explain that this is a multi-authored blog whose contributors cover a fairly wide spectrum of belief, lack of belief and bewilderment, and who post thought-provoking articles that attract a large number of thoughtful and argumentative comments. If you are religious, a-religious or anti-religious, you might just find something here that will stimulate, interest or provoke you into thinking about what you believe and why.
– The de-Convert