Posts Tagged ‘leaving the Church’

Why I left the church — and why I came back

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Decisions: Left the Church

Here is a little story about how I left the church, sort of, and then came slouching back home, more or less. The late, occasionally great Mad Magazine once published a bit that showed people’s secret thoughts. A scene looks one way from the outside but is very different and allegedly very funny on the Read more

Exit interview: Eli Matthewson on leaving the church

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Each week NZ Herald’s Eleanor Black invites someone to reflect on taking an exit – from a job, a lover, a lifestyle. This week, Eli Matthewson talks about leaving the church. What church did you grow up in? It was Presbyterian by name but I don’t know if it was fully Presbyterian by how it Read more

Leaving the church is a luxury the world cannot afford

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

It was no surprise when, last week, Bill Keller’s New York Times column declaring that progressive and liberal Catholics should leave the church, received a seemingly endless screed of online comments, as well as Facebook shares, tweets and recurring spins on blog rolls. It was easy for those feeling demoralized by the hierarchy’s condemnation of nuns, its thinly Read more

Five questions before you leave the Catholic Church

Friday, June 1st, 2012

1. Are you sure members of the Church hierarchy are worse than anyone else? When people cite the pedophilia scandals as a key reason for abandoning the Church, I worry that they’re setting themselves up for deep disappointment. The fact that priests abused children is an idea so horrific that one can hardly bear to Read more