Happenstance pp432-433
24th Jun 2019, 10:44 AM
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"Sufficiently mushy theological liberals that they may as well be [atheists]." Wow. That's some genuine conservative Christian judgment right there. This hits REALLY close to home as an ex-Christian queer person.

That's pretty much how many people saw me until it pushed me to give up on Christians and later Christianity. I was never able to believe everyone who was different deserved to go to hell, and spoke up too often in church. At some point I had to ask myself, "If God were real, why would he allow his followers to be so horrible in his name?"
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In my experience, some people who move from fairly conservative in their religious views to atheism still hold a lot of the peripheral views, e.g. that what they've abandoned is the only real version & that liberals aren't for real. Obviously this reflects Chris's personal journey as a (now) atheist lesbian who was (until recently) an evangelical.

As always: none of the characters speak for me; and they mostly all disagree. e.g., Alex is not able to speak for herself by this point in the story, but I'm sure she would disagree with Chris here!

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