"But I have always found the predictable pattern of many that have left the faith to be interesting to say the least
Many ex-Christians did not leave the faith until well into adulthood. Some were born-again. Some preached. Some knew the Bible well as a believer. Almost all claim to have been true believers
Yet when they leave the faith..
1) They first go thru a period of doubt
2) Then go from believer to unbeliever
3) Then go from just unbeliever but someone who claims to know the faith is wrong
4) Then becomes someone who mocks people for believing things they claim on their face are so obviously untrue despite the fact that they were intelligent adults who knew their Bible and believed"
Your post.<quoted text>What are you talking about?
You implied a theory. I added my opinion. Everything you say or do is related to the Self. What makes you think your thoughts were not?<quoted text>First of all, how does my perception of self have anything to do with people once believing something strongly well into adulthood and then once leaving mocking others that still believe because somehow after they left with the attitude its obviously wrong and only an idiot couldn't see that despite the fact they didn't see it for most their life in some cases?