20 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Leaving the Church

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CHURCH?

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IMG_0196 My unapologetic, Black self. 2016.

I haven’t been to church in over a year now, and I’ve been pondering how I should address what I’ve discovered along the way. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably could’ve never guessed that I would end up here. I never imagined that I could exist outside the Church I once held so dear. But due to the routine state-sanctioned violence that is being inflicted on my people, and the inadequate response from the church (among other things), I have decided to remove myself entirely from a system that claims to value my soul, but fails to show up for my Black body. I’ll probably end up writing a book about this one day, but in the meantime, here are 20 things I’ve learned since leaving the church:

  1. God is not a man.
  2. There is no pre-determined path called “God’s will”…

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3 thoughts on “20 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Leaving the Church

  1. This is a powerful post you have put together perfectly. I agree with all your learned ideas, especially 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, and 20.

    I’m not sure exactly what you mean on 7 about accountability and control. Do you mean that by confiding your “trials and tribulations” that someone in the church can prey on your weakness and control you?

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    • I didn’t write the post. I read it on a different blog that I follow and i did agree and did disagree with some of the writers thoughts but it was fascinating that’s why i shared it on my page.

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