They Lied to Me — 4 Reasons I Left Christianity

Jakub Ferencik
5 min readApr 10, 2023

When I say, “they lied” to me, I mean it.

People I looked up to in my youth told me that God existed. Eventually, I started to question these things and I realized the enormous extent we all owe to our intuitions on these issues.

The people I looked up to in my youth knew that many of the tenets of Christianity require deep faith. But they didn’t care to explain the ambiguity.

So, yes, they lied.

When teaching religion or atheism to impressionable young minds, it is always good to express it in uncertainty. That said, here are four reasons I gave up Christianity. These apply to myself and mysef alone. I am sure you have your own reasons for accepting the faith and I believe in your right to have them.

Please keep your faith. I believe it can do so much in the world. In my case, I had to abandon it.

Let me explain.

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1. The Evidence

Evidence is very difficult to talk about.

Really, I think very few — if any — people are persuaded by evidence when it comes to religion.

Atheists are not persuaded by it nor are those with religious or spiritual beliefs.

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Jakub Ferencik

Journalist in Prague | Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views