Why Not to Be Christian

I often find that Christians are quite happy to ask members of other religions to consider that they might be wrong, and to contemplate the magnitude of a personal change like religious conversion from the faith of their birth and early life to some form of Christianity which may be culturally quite alien to them, but rarely expend much time or effort contemplating whether they might be wrong or what it would take for them to leave Christianity for something else. I think it is worthwhile, then, to consider the intellectual reasons that someone might, reasonably, consider bypassing or leaving Christianity, and specifically the reasons someone might want to become something else. Doing so can help us avoid bad reasons for becoming and being Christian and isolate the good ones.

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