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.

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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