I know why people leave religion

On the other hand, if this were enough excuse to stop believing something, such as hypocrisy, there would be a lot more people turning away from default atheism than the other way around. God hates self-righteousness. If somebody offends you because they are hypocrites, you can go beyond that and seek the truth for its own sake.

In fact the comments here are another example of people who are offended with God over something like offensive self-righteous arrogance. But they react that way against God instead of the offender. Is this is “Judge not” crowd or the “Judge righteous judgment”?

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Actually, given the condition of some of His followers, I’m rather surprised so many manage to hang on to faith at all. Harsh, but it’s the truth. There are some truly appalling Christians walking the planet, preaching outright hatred, distorting scriptures, projecting their own wounding onto others.

In fact, given what I’ve now seen, I’d have to say that the fact that Christianity has survived at all is a rather miraculous thing, and certainly evidence that God is leading and not man. Left to man alone, I doubt we’d have anything resembling the body of Christ left in the world at this point.

Also, I feel rather blessed to have grown up outside the church, away from any form of established religion at all. It’s actually kind of frightening to imagine what would have become of me if I didn’t first have an established relationship with Christ and later some…

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