People have been walking away from Christianity from the very beginning.This warning from the Jewish apostle Paul is becoming clearer and clearer as the days grow darker and darker:
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)
What else would you write if you were trying to start a new religion, teaching Jesus would return in your lifetime, and wanted to put fear into the people who walked away and those who stayed out of fear?
Silly boy. It's just a machination of the early inventions of your fear-filled religion.
I still don't understand why fear is so very necessary for some people.