I Kissed Christianity Goodbye: Four Stories About Leaving Religion


Deconversion isn’t easy. There’s backlash from family—confusion, anger, shame. It’s something I think about during the holiday season, especially. Christmastime can feel like an inundation of traditions left behind. In the world I grew up in, there were Advent Sundays and Christmas Eve services (five, actually) and cantatas and caroling. It was beautiful, and I still cherish many of those traditions. Deconversion is different for everyone. It’s a slow coming-of-age, or an existential crisis, or post-traumatic stress disorder, or none of those things. Today, I want to honor the stories of women who left religion (the Christian faith, in particular), and these are four thoughtful, poetic meditations.

1. “Why I Miss Being a Born-Again Christian.” (Jessica Misener, BuzzFeed, May 2014)

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Inside the world of Tatler magazine: These posh people make the Made In Chelsea cast look common

Join Evangelist Paul Juberg as he brings a message on the Latter Rain. Filmed in Mamey SDA Church in Puerto Rico in 2014, the message includes an in depth look at the economic situation of the world, September 11, 2001 and its connection to prophecy, and the worldwide revival that will take place just before Jesus Christ returns.


7056945-high_res-posh-people-inside-tatlerFor one time and one time only Britain’s poshest magazine Tatler has thrown open its doors to its eccentric world within.

From reporting at lavish hunting balls to visiting Britain’s grandest stately homes to fashion week parties and that etiquette book that every single member of staff is forced to abide by, BBC2’s three-part behind-the-scenes documentary is nothing short of fascinating.

But the figures behind the high-society magazine, which has a ‘small but loyal’ readership of 160,000 – from editor Kate Reardon to managing director Nicholas Coleridge – make the Mark Francis and Spencer Matthews of our world look like mere commoners.

To give you a taste, here are some highlights from the first episode (and you’d never catch Jamie, Louise, Binky and co saying any of this):

As a teenager stuck in an all-girls boarding school, I devoured Tatler. I’m a honking great Sloane.

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The wrong choice of tweed…

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