Is Christianity rejected because of dislike rather than rational reasons?
This POST certainly thinks so. However, it’s not nearly that simple or easy to flippantly and callously dismiss the experiences and evaluation processes of millions, even billions, of people on the planet who have “measured” the truth claims and evidence for Christianity and “found them lacking”
The poster’s blog is one where I am not welcome, where my comments are frequently blocked, deleted and one where I have been previously something called… “Pernabanned”… for raising questions and making comments encouraging thoughts and ideas outside of the accepted boundaries of his “preference and liking”.
Although I could tell that the article and thoughts weren’t his, (he once again copied and pasted from an apologetics site rather than offer his own original thinking), I did attempt to leave a comment to the effect that I thought the post was too dismissive and simplistic in it’s assumptions that other people, even otherwise religious people, and even deconverted Christians like myself, reject Jesus and the truth claims of Christianity on preference and taste alone.
Of course, my comment didn’t make it past his “preference” and “likes” that it not be there. Lol but basically I told him that he would probably like and prefer it to be a correct and accurate statement of why so many people reject Christianity, but it just isn’t that simple and it’s just not true.
It would certainly make it easier to toss off the experiences and investigation and the soul wrenching of those of us who have evaluated the foundations of the Faith we once held with the most intimate and passionate respect, to believe as the article portrays, and he reblogs, that it was all just for like or disliking, preference and fashion, personal choice that led us away from Christianity and keeps others from accepting it in the first place…
But that is an insult to billions of intelligent, thoughtful and intellectually honest people around the globe, and millions, or at least growing thousands, of former Christians like me who have studied, searched the evidence and their own hearts and had no other intelligent choice but to go into Recovery from Knowing it All and Christianity.
I hope one day the poster, James, has the honesty and integrity to do his own search, beyond the cut and paste from Apologetics Web Pages, and once again starts questioning and even allowing answers that may not be to his liking or Christian preference, but are nevertheless True to reality.
My hope for him is the same for others. Recovery from Christianity by exposure to and evaluation of truth as opposed to dishonest and insulting Apologetics mind games.