Posts categorized as: faith

Two Books That Kept My Bible on the Shelf and Out of the Trash

Published by Matt Stine

As I began my deconstruction journey, I started asking a lot of questions. I had so many that I organized them with a Trello board. As I studied the board, one of the questions leaped from the screen: Is the Bible inerrant and infallible? Preachers and teachers had answered “YES!!!” my entire life. But for a brief summer encounter with wonderful people who practiced what the same preachers and teachers called “demonic religions,” it was difficult to hear anything else.

The Morning My Worldview Disintegrated in London City Airport

Published by Matt Stine

I remember sitting in London City Airport at 5:00 AM, watching TV through a coffee-fueled haze as the 2016 U.S. presidential election returns scrolled across the chyron. The impossible was now something I had to accept. A world that I thought I knew. That I thought I understood, was no more. A worldview that I had fortified for fifteen years, in an instant, had disintegrated. A worldview that had been instilled in me by my parents and the church in which I grew up.