1 hr 4 min

Arline: Deconversion Anonymous Graceful Atheist Podcast

    • Religion

This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode.

My guest this week is Arline. Arline became a Christian in early adulthood. She went to a Christian college where she met her now-husband. Her faith tradition was a severe version of Calvinism. She taught complementarianism. The roles allowed for women and complementarianism were not a good fit for Arline’s inquisitive personality.

Her husband went through an emotional deconversion first. Arline did not take this as well as she would now like. Alongside this was the long slow deterioration of her mother’s health. She slowly began to deconstruct. First by exploring other versions of Christianity. Eventually exploring other faith traditions including meditation from a Buddhist perspective. In short. she was letting her curiosity and intelligence explore all the areas of interest that were previously prohibited.

In the end, for her own personal intellectual integrity, she admitted to herself she no longer believed. She has since discovered natural human habits that have helped her far more than her faith ever had.

Interact
Deconversion
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/?gaid=gap71

Secular Grace
https://gracefulatheist.com/2016/10/21/secular-grace/?gaid=gap71

Attribution
"Waves" track written and produced by Makaih Beats
https://makaihbeats.net/


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This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode.

My guest this week is Arline. Arline became a Christian in early adulthood. She went to a Christian college where she met her now-husband. Her faith tradition was a severe version of Calvinism. She taught complementarianism. The roles allowed for women and complementarianism were not a good fit for Arline’s inquisitive personality.

Her husband went through an emotional deconversion first. Arline did not take this as well as she would now like. Alongside this was the long slow deterioration of her mother’s health. She slowly began to deconstruct. First by exploring other versions of Christianity. Eventually exploring other faith traditions including meditation from a Buddhist perspective. In short. she was letting her curiosity and intelligence explore all the areas of interest that were previously prohibited.

In the end, for her own personal intellectual integrity, she admitted to herself she no longer believed. She has since discovered natural human habits that have helped her far more than her faith ever had.

Interact
Deconversion
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/?gaid=gap71

Secular Grace
https://gracefulatheist.com/2016/10/21/secular-grace/?gaid=gap71

Attribution
"Waves" track written and produced by Makaih Beats
https://makaihbeats.net/


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1 hr 4 min