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ExCommunications

Made in Our Image

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.

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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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