I grew up in a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian bubble. My Cole Valley story.

13 years at a school that systematically worked to close my mind

Cam Crow
Cam Crow
Feb 13, 2019 · 10 min read

When I left Cole Valley Christian School, I loved it.

I now feel opposed to virtually everything my Cole Valley experience was about.

For other perspectives, check out these survey results.

I believe Cole Valley did real damage to my mental, interpersonal, and intellectual development.

My purpose isn’t to blame.

My memories

Worldviews class.

History class.

Literature class.










Thank God I went to a secular college.

Now, I’m an atheist.

I’m not opposed to all religious education.

If you think this story is worth sharing, please do.

Cam Crow

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