This is an article written by a woman who grew up an evangelical christian but then lost her faith in that religion. It’s insightful to read a first hand account of someone’s loss of faith. She calls for more stories of loss of faith that are beyond the well known reason overcoming faith explanation.
What if we had different kinds of stories of faith lost today, beyond the usual narrative of rationality trumping emotion? What emotions would become possible then? Awe—without the undergirding dogma of the evolutionary biologist or a purpose-driven God. Gratitude—to nobody in particular. An aliveness to a changeable and often uncertain world as it is, at this very moment.
It links to previous posts on the subject of Wonder and Awe.