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Have you walked away from religion?

What happened when you stopped keeping the faith?


Mary Elizabeth Williams
November 27, 2018 11:00PM (UTC)

Introducing Salon's questions of the day, where we invite you to lead the conversation.

Author Jessica Wilbanks says that before she left her faith, "My family and I used to look in the same direction, toward the same sun." When she reversed her own direction, she had to find a new path, just like I did when I quite literally walked out on the Catholic church.  And "Boy Erased" director Joel Edgerton recently talked with Salon about Garrad Conley's insightful memoir, and what it takes to reconcile the religion you grew up in with the beliefs you hold now.

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Rejecting the church often means, for many of us, walking away from a community — and family — as well. Did you find yourself after losing your religion, and how did you adjust?


Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."

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Boy Erased Catholicism Christianity Fundamentalism Garrad Conley Jessica Wilbanks Joel Edgerton




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