Often when I tell believers that I was once a minister and a devout believer who knew a great deal about the Holy Bible, Theology, and Religious Philosophy, and that I left after sincerely feeling that I was wrong, I am sometimes insulted by being told that I must have never been a “true” Christian. Some feel that a real believer would never fall away, and others are simply offended or threatened by the idea of the faith not being as certain a matter as they might like to think.

These people also argue that a “true” Christian wouldn’t behave this way. This simply isn’t true. It happens all the time, and this is an example of the “No True Scotsman Fallacy” – (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true…)

I was 100% committed to the faith. I pledged my life to the church and became a minister so that I could help save souls for Christ. I tithed, I prayed, I worshiped, I evangelized, I confessed my sins, I repented, I abstained, I ministered, and so much more.

For me, faith isn’t a reliable way to find truth. I found that Christianity isn’t what I thought it was. I’ve come to new conclusions. I’ve changed my mind. And that’s okay.