midniterider Posted May 13, 2019 Share Posted May 13, 2019 I've been watching some videos by Ex-Christians and they say "No." I changed my belief, or at least added a layer of Christianity on top of my foundation of agnosticism for a number of years. I wouldnt say that you can snap your fingers and poof, become fully convinced about some belief system immediately. But over time you can adopt belief ... or non-belief and become stronger in that philosophy. Those who are in the throes of deconversion are choosing to adopt a different way of thinking/feeling and understanding the world. Some deconvert. Some reconvert. I also chose to let belief in Jesus go. I could have doubled down my resolve to live a Godly life, but I said fuck it. It was an annoyance to me. The Jesus belief didn't just disappear overnight either. It took a while. To say we are powerless over our beliefs to me feels somewhat disingenuous. Christianity is toxic from my current point of view, but I could still choose to believe in it again if I got a wild hair up my arse. Just flick the switch the other way, go to church and read the bible. Some people say "You have no control over what you believe." I disagree. (At least for myself) I think the field of psychology and psychologists help people to overcome certain beliefs. This is a matter of choice to make a change. The ability to move from one belief to another , or from belief to non-belief , kind of negates the idea that one can 'never go back.' But, we are all different. What's true for me is not true for all. I have no plans to return to Christianity ... but I never thought I'd see my Christianity hating parents switch to the dark side either. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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