A reader writes: the nones … and hostility

I am an exile from my extremely religious family. Have been all of my life. I just now saw your video theorizing why the unchurched are leaving the pews, and wanted to reach out to you and say that you so eloquently described my feeling on religious superiority. I absolutely don’t want to be a part of any group that teaches that they are better or superior for being a part of their organization. In fact I have been deeply hurt by these teachings, and always hope the message will soften. I’m still waiting 30 years later. Well said, sir.

Thanks for this encouraging comment. I hope that you’ll get a chance to read my new book, and that it will give you hope that a tide is slowly turning.