How I Lost My Faith

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Over the years, I have listened to lectures, watched videos, read essays and articles, had discussions with people, and done all sorts of things that an honest seeker of truth should do. I also did a great deal of thinking. Not just when I did all those other things; I had been doing a passel of pondering all along.

How can someone keep the faith in the face of lies and not getting real answers?
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When I asked questions, I was rebuffed. Ignored. Given unsatisfactory answers. Verbally horsewhipped by two-bit tinhorns. Was lied to. Many of the "answers" were beyond worthless because they were raised more questions. While I like intellectual challenges, I don't want them when I'm a mite overwrought while getting a question answered. Actually, I don't think those jaspers knew the answers their ownselves and were just bluffing.


Realizing my faith was unfounded and worthless, I gave up. I'm tired of wasting my time, and wanted more intellectually and emotionally satisfying pursuits. At this point, I deleted accounts and memberships. Canceled subscriptions. Posted angry captioned pictures. Lost friends online and in real life. The whole thing was depressing, and I binge-watched The Prisoner on my Roku. After I came out of that funk, I felt liberated. No more empty faith for me! Fish-to-fool evolution is a lie, and I should have realized it a long time ago.

My regular readers, and people who clicked around on this site, know that I was telling a story to make a point. Younglings are leaving churches, especially liberal denominations. From surveys and interviews, they had questions about origins that were not answered. Biblical creationists try to encourage and equip people with resources and answers. No need for bluffing, if we do not have the answers, admit it. We can also say, "Let me look into that and get back to you". Yes, there are occasions when we have to say that some things are mysteries, but we must never use that as a stock answer and justification for laziness. This site has over 2,000 posts and articles, and most have supporting links so we can learn more.

As for anti-creationists, they can be intellectually honest and find out what we really believe and teach. Many (if not most) use prejudicial conjecture and other logical fallacies as rescuing devices. Those who do not know God suppress the truth (Rom. 1:18-23) and are blinded by their father down below (1 Cor. 2:14, Rom. 5:20, John 8:44).

The questions of origins and the age of the earth are only partially intellectual. They are also spiritual in nature, as evinced by the way anti-creationists strive to reject evidence that threatens their materialistic and postmodern worldviews. God created us and the world recently. He is our Redeemer, and we have to find out what he has to say.

The story I told above does not happen. Ever think about that? I have never seen people reject evolutionism because they could not get answers. Instead, they cling to their blind faith despite logic and evidence. Yes, some evolutionists have rejected it, but mainly because they came to faith in Jesus and saw the dearth of reality in evolutionism. We can pray that God draws atheists and evolutions to him and that he opens their eyes. We need to be ready to help them.