Beth: Deconstruction from the Moral Majority
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This week’s guest is Beth. Beth grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home that revered James Dobson, Jerry Falwell and all those who created the “Moral Majority.” Her father was a pastor whose sermons centered on the End Times and protecting their families from the “shifting culture,” (read: all the movements happening in the 60’s and 70’s). As a teen, she lived a double life, keeping plenty of secrets from her parents. However, as a young adult, followed all the rules with the expectation that the “umbrella of God’s protection” would take care of her. It didn’t. It took decades of trying to do what was “right” and watching the promises of the Church come to naught before she finally took the leap out of Christianity. She now identifies as SBNR—spiritual but not religious. Beth is now able to trust her own judgment and make decisions that are best for her. No “umbrella of protection” needed. Interact For quotes, recommendations, transcripts and more see the full episode show notes Join the Deconversion Anonymous Facebook group Graceful Atheist Podcast Merch! Support the podcast on Patreon Secular Grace Deconversion Deconstruction Attribution "Waves" track written and produced by Makaih Beats
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