In 2007 I graduated from Wheaton College, an evangelical Christian college in Illinois. I used to be a very committed Christian. I was in love with God and full of faith, and I loved my first two years in the community of a Christian college. Before my senior year I walked away from Christianity and became an atheist.
The reasons for my rejection of Christianity and acceptance of atheism are manifold, and I tried to cover most of them in this blog. Ultimately, it is a matter of integrity, of truth. I value truth so much that I had to find it at the cost of comfort, community, relationships, assurance. Atheism and more specifically naturalism is the most truthful truth I’ve found.
“Leaving Eden” captures the quest for truth at the cost of comfort. If the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is available, we should always eat from it, no matter the consequences. If the whole world is there, why should we stay in one corner?