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How I began my journey away from religion

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In his book The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James talks a lot about the conversion experience. One thing he emphasizes is that conversion doesn’t just happen. A whole lot of other experiences have to lay the foundation for it. You could say the same thing about deconversion.




Stories from people who have questioned their beliefs, left their faith, navigated doubt, and changed their minds about religion. Some are atheists, some agnostic, and some embrace a different kind of belief. All of them are recovering from religion.

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Dustin Arand

Dustin Arand

Lawyer turned stay-at-home dad turned history teacher. I write about law, philosophy, and culture, and am the author of the 2015 book “Truth Evolves”.

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