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Apostate.

 
 
 
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The site of my old Christian books, music and memorabilia store.

The site of my old Christian books, music and memorabilia store.

 
 
 
 
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I was 10 years old, the Church leaders came to pray for me, convinced that my waking nightmares were evidence I was being targeted by the devil. The hallucinations caused by my high temperature persisted in spite of them, only now their diagnosis fuelled my panic.

I was 10 years old, the Church leaders came to pray for me, convinced that my waking nightmares were evidence I was being targeted by the devil. The hallucinations caused by my high temperature persisted in spite of them, only now their diagnosis fuelled my panic.

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They said he fell 70ft and it was a miracle he survived. While the church rejoiced, I felt ashamed for thinking it still seemed cruel. Why would God leave him paralysed?

They said he fell 70ft and it was a miracle he survived. While the church rejoiced, I felt ashamed for thinking it still seemed cruel. Why would God leave him paralysed?

 
 
 
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“Leaving religion wasn’t really a decision at all, but a gradual, reluctant process – a blurring from belief to non-belief through a long and painful search for answers.”

Jordan Collver, Ex-Christian

Hari Parekh, Ex-Hindu

Hari Parekh, Ex-Hindu

 
 
 
Alexa Robertson, Ex-Catholic

Alexa Robertson, Ex-Catholic

 
 
 
Jordan Collver, Ex-Christian

Jordan Collver, Ex-Christian

 
 
 
Anonymous, Ex-Muslim

Anonymous, Ex-Muslim

 
 
Jerina Begum, Ex-Muslim

Jerina Begum, Ex-Muslim

 
 

“It took me years to alleviate unidentifiable feelings of guilt and a terrible inclination towards self-destruction, which I link back to the inadequacy that Catholicism placed within me, the feeling of encouraged self-sacrifice.”

Alexa Robertson, Ex-Catholic

 
Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

Ex-Jehovah’s Witness

 
Ian Clifford, Ex-Christian Pastor

Ian Clifford, Ex-Christian Pastor

 
 
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Anonymous, Ex-Muslim

Anonymous, Ex-Muslim

 

“When I was 29 I faced the whole gay issue. I decided that I was gay, or bi, but that I would carry on with my vow of celibacy, which lasted 20 years. And I suppose then I became an adult, aged 42, I began to question what the church believes in. I’d ask my colleagues 'what will you do when a married gay couple comes to the church with children and want to become christian? Are you going to recommend they split up? Its going to become legal within the UK' and so on. I never got a concrete answer, but I could see all my friends getting married, and I started to feel lonely. You know, leadership is incredibly lonely. Within a commune of 60 or 70 people, there I am feeling alone...

...So I decided to leave. I had a meeting with 2 of the guys, who told me I was going straight to hell [laughs]. It took about a month to arrange the financial stuff, so I was still there with people knowing I was leaving. I left with the amount of money I gave in 20 years ago, no interest and no help other than that, and absolutely no idea what I was going to do. I went from living with 60 people to living on my own. I lost my job, I lost my house...”

Ian Clifford, Ex-Pastor

 
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Clive Areude, Ex-Eucharistic Minister

Clive Areude, Ex-Eucharistic Minister