For awhile now we have been asking for submissions for our website, stories about your deconversion or anything creative you would like to share with us like drawings or poems. A lady named Sharon came by book club one night to pass along her story to me, and it reminded me a lot of how we all take different types of journeys on our way to atheism. Sharon isn’t quite in the atheist camp yet, but has left her Christianity behind. While reading this I tried to relate to the stages I went through (even though I was never a Christian I did believe in ghosts/supernatural/afterlife at one point). Can you remember a stage like that for you? What helped you move from agnostic to atheist? Did it take you a longer time to let go of the idea of a ”soul” and than the idea of a God? If you consider yourself agnostic, does any of this resonate with you, or do you have a different view?
Here is her story, which I’m sure is always subject to change as she leaves her faith behind. Thank you for sharing with us Sharon!