Are there any deconstructing christians here? why?

I've been in the deconstruction process for a few years. I was raised fundamentalist Baptist, and left that ideology years ago, but with all that's happened with white American Christian nationalism, seeing the vitriol and hate/racism take over family and friends, and seeing what division has occurred due to Trump's example, how people blindly follow him like a God and he gets a pass for everything, I started deconstructing. If you're from another country, feel free to share your reasons for deconstructing or not. I can't reconcile the teachings of Jesus with what many espouse. You're free to disagree. This is just how I see it and my reasons for deconstruction. I've tried, however, not to allow other people make me to lose my faith outright.

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  • I think you mashing your religion and politics to closely. And I think that’s an issue with the people you’re referring to. But it doesn’t have to be your problem.

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  • I’m not Christian but it sounds like you’re just an idolater who worships Saint Floyd and the moral supremacist ideology of American liberalism.

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    • There are a lot of conservatives who don't support Trump, believe it or not. They are more loyal to the integrity of democracy and what we have in common than in getting in someone's face just because they don't agree with them. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and you don't know anything about what I believe politically.

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      • I don’t think someone who values democracy is a conservative.

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        • Indeed. Nowadays, the two parties are "The Radicals" and "The Slightly Less Radicals". There are no more conservatives, at least not in any real political party, including the third parties.

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  • I was agnostic and became Christian a couple years ago. I am still not a fan of certain types of westernized Christianity. I became Christian after some spiritual experiences, and I like the Biblical teachings. I would avoid any non-biblical type of Christianity.

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  • I don't know what a deconstructing Christian is all too well, but if it's relevant, I did fall out with a particular school of theology that I had formerly adhered to rigidly, and sort of built my faith up again from roughly where I'd been before I got into it, with the added insights and experiences. It's taken me in a different direction and yes my faith did take a hit from it, but I wouldn't say that my relationship with God nowadays is substantially less close than it was in the days when I subscribed strictly to that theology.

    Nowadays I don't equate the Kingdom of God to the Church or to any institution, although the church I participated in and where my friends whom I love are, happens to be Anglican. If I move areas or countries I won't be devastated if I can't find an Anglican congregation and nor would I choose one over a different denomination if it wasn't a healthy, loving place.

    The Anglican denomination as a whole is broken and some may say obsolete. I'm not sure it could do the work it does if it wasn't broken in this particular way. I'd rather it went extinct than go on functioning, if there were no love left in it. Those of us who love God and each other would just find some other like-minded bunch of Christians to join up with.

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  • Trump is standing against the woke. Look at what his opposition is pushing. Being gay is a sin in the bible, women are supposed to get married and have kids and be housewives to men (feminism is not christian because in gods eyes the man leads). Obviously drugs are forbidden in christianity as well. If you look at what the other side is pushing and you leave the only side opposing it I question your faith. Trumps opposition pushes for everything unholy.

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    • Now I'm jumping on the deSantis bandwagon. Trump hasnt been talking shit about the future just bellyaching about the past. It was shitty dont have to prolong that for years when most people have gotten over it.

      Trump lost his energy, unless he brings it back with a vengeance I wanna see what deSantis can bring to the table.

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      • I refuse to vote red or blue anymore one side just wants to ban everything they don't like and the other side is just fucking useless and never does anything.

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  • This post is more about the religious experience than the political one.

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  • Why do it in phases or steps? If you're going to abandon your religion you may as well do it all at once and be out sooner than later

    Also, Trump's not the only one who has his cult of worshippers. Bernie had his cult of personality long before Trump did. But because all Bernie did is write a detailed academic essay about how all women fantasize about being gangraped and his decades-long history of voting in favor of Jim Crow laws, nobody cares because that doesn't compare to mean tweets taken out of context

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    • Because it isn't an all-or-none thing. It's not like people plan, "I think today I'll become an atheist." Everyone is on their own journey, and it's much more complex than that.

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    • A difference I would point out is that while MAGA might be referred to as a “cult” in the colloquial context, left-wing people are the ones who actually score high on cult follower psychological traits such as susceptibility to trance-like states, low disgust sensitivity, preference for pastel colors over earth tones, low tolerance for moral ambiguity, etc.

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      • To a degree, I agree with you. Both sides have "dogmas," if you will, where if you don't agree, you get attacked, labeled, othered, and/or canceled. It's all a bunch of BS. Extremism of any kind isn't healthy for a democracy.

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