This is an excerpt of the article originally published in The Republic, in November 2017, under the title: “Why People Reject Faith”, by Tim Orr
Why does secular America reject Christianity? They certainly have a right to do so. The inquisitive mind, however, asks why.
To find out, I have talked to many people over the years and asked them the reason why they reject Christianity. There are two consistent answers I hear most often.
Sometimes it is because of the behavior of Christians, like the attitudes they see from the Christian right or the way they see parts of the church treat gays, lesbians and transgendered people or even hatred they see expressed toward Muslims.
While I share those concerns, I wholeheartedly embrace Christianity. Thus, is this a legitimate rationale for rejecting Christianity?
Perhaps there is another motivation.