Saturday, August 4, 2007

L.A. Religious Beat Writer Loses Faith

This is an interesting story about a Christian who stopped believing. I found his tale to be quite interesting and I thought you might, too - - so decided to blog about it.

William Lobdell, religion beat writer for the LA Times, outlines his journey from faith to reason. He discusses how he lobbied to write about religion, the stories he covered, and his own path from belief to unbelief. The penultimate paragraph reads:

Clearly, I saw now that belief in God, no matter how grounded, requires at some point a leap of faith. Either you have the gift of faith or you don't. It's not a choice. It can't be willed into existence. And there's no faking it if you're honest about the state of your soul.

6 comments:

Heathen said...

Thanks for pointing this out. I enjoy reading about people's personal journeys away from faith.

csm said...

Losing Faith in Faith by Dan Barker is a book you might enjoy then, Heathen.

Cowcharge said...

What happened to John? He get born-again?

derF said...

Not until we cut-up the host and pass him around.

csm said...

Hey cowcharge! Welcome!

Not sure what happened to John, but since he abandoned the old site I (csm) decided to start up a new site that I could keep active. Hope you decide to keep active here!

Ceroill said...

Good to see ya, Cowcharge! Bob here, from the old site, just using a different screen name.