On leaving Christianity... To my detractors:
I too was dogmatic, unmoving, rigid, motivated by fear, brainwashed and conditioned to believe someone else's idea of God. Then something wonderful happened: I let it all go.
I let Jesus go; my idea of him and all of the doctrines I had wrapped myself in forsaking it all to know the truth. I repented. I changed the way that I think.
I began to search for love, non judgement, tolerance and acceptance, the very attributes of Christ.
I cannot go back to the idea of a punishing God; one that tells us to love and to forgive our enemies while he tortures his in everlasting torment. No, my religion no longer made sense. I have found Christ - he is formed within the womb of man wrapped in the swaddling of our very own flesh and blood.
Yes, I found him always in my heart not trying to get in, but trying to get out to express through me....him.