It would be easier to find a virgin in a bordello than getting an honest answer to a straightforward question from a Christian regarding evidence for their conversion.
Therefore, I am going to try a slightly different approach.
One of the problems is tangents. Tangentially speaking, that is, and, largely because of Prof. Taboo, the way so many posts deteriorate into smut.
Let’s get that out of the way ASAP.
Smuts was a former South African Prime Minister. There. Sorted. Funnily enough his middle name was Christian and as sex seems to play such a large role in the average believer’s worldview, it is perhaps fitting.
For those who got up after the early bird … Christian Smut(s).
So let’s stay focused and on point, please.
To dispel any notion from Believers that their conversion was because of evidence I want all ex-Christians (deconverts) to tell us how/why they became Christians.
I do not need long expositions about how/why you deconverted – for example, we all know it was because of a kangaroo that John Z stopped believing. In JZ’s defence, however, getting beat up by a 2 metre tall marsupial would be enough to deconvert anyone.
To simplify your responses I have narrowed down the reasons for conversion to three choices.
1. Cultural. I was raised in a Christian family/environment and went along with everyone else.
2. Born Again. State reason if you feel like you want to share.