My Faith Deconstruction | Why I'm No Longer a Christian



This video is about why I’m no longer a Christian. I share some experiences growing up in an evangelical fundamentalist homeschool family, my faith deconstruction, and the religious trauma that I am still processing. Thanks so much for watching, and please subscribe for more!

[Terms Mentioned]
Evangelicalism: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelicalism
Christian Fundamentalism: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_fundamentalism
Faith Deconstruction: https://www.thegravityofguilt.com/christianity/what-do-the-terms-deconstruction-and-reconstruction-mean/
The Sinner’s Prayer: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinner%27s_prayer
Religious Trauma: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/well/mind/religion-trauma-lgbt-gay-depression-anxiety.amp.html
Progressive Christianity: https://progressivechristianity.org/the-8-points/
Christian Universalism: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_universalism
Faith Crisis: https://theartofsimple.net/faithcrisis/

[Resources Mentioned]
“Exvangelical” by Blake Chastain: https://exvangelicalpodcast.com
“White Homework” by Tori Williams Douglass: https://www.toriglass.com/white-homework
“You are Your Own” by Jamie Lee Finch: https://jamieleefinch.com/you-are-your-own

[Timestamps]
00:00 – Being born into christian fundamentalism
01:40 – Growing up homeschooled and isolated
03:07 – My cultish family and my abusive “prophet” dad
04:10 – Religious trauma, therapy, and PTSD
04:40 – How my faith deconstruction started
05:03 – Progressive christian blogs and new values
07:40 – My first faith crisis: is god even real?
09:57 – Rejecting the doctrine of hell
10:56 – Trying (and failing) to hold onto my faith
12:47 – The pain of losing my belief in Jesus
14:45 – Refusing to believe out of fear
16:21 – Listening to stories and joining the conversation

[Background Music]
Title: By the Riverside
https://www.hooksounds.com

Image description: Elly is white with brown eyes and straight, shoulder-length brown hair. She is wearing a gray shirt with little white hearts on it. Sitting on the floor in a bedroom, she looks into the camera as she talks.

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