There aren’t a lot of good reasons to leave the Christian faith.
Most of the reasons people give for leaving Christianity are irrational.
Muddled emotionalism causes folks to jump ship.
Out of the proverbial frying pan into an incoherent religious gobbledygook.
Some people claim to be non-religious.
Which is itself a religious claim.
It is impossible to leave ‘religion’.
But leaving Christianity is quite doable.
And there is one…
and only one…
…good reason for abandoning Christianity.
You don’t like the Bible.
Maybe you don’t like the stories of God’s wrath.
Maybe you don’t like church discipline.
Maybe you don’t like the rules regarding sex.
Maybe you think God is too hung-up on ‘sin’.
Why do you want to identify as a Christian anyway?
The Bible is the rulebook.
You don’t like the rules.
So quit playing the game!
You’re like the guy who wants to join the swim team but doesn’t want to get wet.
Or the chick who joins the chess club then complains that they don’t play Backgammon.
If you don’t like Christianity…quit.
Go be a Buddhist.
Or worship Mother Nature.
Or start your own church!
(This is probably the most lucrative option.)
Just stop whining about it.
Jesus repelled a lot of people during his brief ministry.
At least those people gave Him the courtesy of going away.
The rich young ruler didn’t keep showing up day after day to accuse Christ of intolerance.
Christianity isn’t for everyone.
It’s for the wretched, helpless, fools who realize their lives are a mess.
If that’s not you then take a hike.