Why I am an Apostate
James McCartney | July 31, 2021 | Kiosk Article
[ Believers | Christianity | Freethought | Skepticism | Theology ]
In this largely autobiographical account of why he is now an apostate, James McCartney reflects on the difference between a mere skeptic and former believer who undergoes a kind of deconversion over time. McCartney recounts how his first school teacher, his diligence at Presbyterian Sunday School, and a poem by Robert Burns led him to reject the doctrines of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and those of other churches like it.