In this post I discuss the concept of losing faith, following on from a discussion Aella had with Lex Fedman recently. The essence of her experience being the same as all situations where man (and this case woman) turns their own way. At its heart it is always pride. Enjoy!
Aella is a widely followed online celebrity and shared her personal life and belief system in 2023 with Lex Fredman (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFSrxSBrgSc). She blogs at Knowing Less and one post in particular interested me https://knowingless.com/2017/04/24/how-i-lost-my-faith/ apart from all the sex stuff, of course.
Returning to our Roots
Her honesty and integrity appear exemplary but she has yet to learn the principle that it is only when we work our way through rebellion and return to our roots that we can assess reality from maturity. Herman Hesse’s 1920’s ‘Eastern’ religious book Siddhartha explains this well where a man travels the world only to eventually return ‘home’ having found himself.
Basically, rebellion can be used for good, and is a natural part of growing up but when we are honest, (and Aella obviously is) that we are ‘in rebellion’ we can get that maturity that allows us to see reality for real – if you get my drift!
In his 2010 book, Rebel with a Cause, Sir Ray Avery also explains this as he explains his journey well learning this lesson. He explained that he had to move from the “It’s all about me!” to “It’s all about you [us/others]!”.
In time, if he goes that far, it should move to, “It’s all about Him!”, Jesus I mean here, with the capitalisation of the ‘H’.
In a Christian sense this rebellious experience is called the “Wilderness Experience”, which can be as short as a few years or as long as it takes – many never get through it and sadly die ‘in rebellion’. When one gains understanding that the truth is exemplified by the person of Christ (Jesus said that He was the Truth, literally) our response to Him (i.e. Christianity, or what I call the Christian worldview) determines our future destination, up or down.
Acceptance of this Christian worldview doesn’t make us automatically good, nor God’s gift to mankind, but it is essential for all truthseekers to deal with. Aella here, shares honestly that she was brought up in a strict Christian home and then she shares enormous focus on self . . . I this and that. I think . . . I feel . . . I believe . . . This is the exact same trap as we all have to deal with – the pride thing whereby we give ourselves permission to try new behaviours; to believe what we will – to rebel.
It is amazing to me that it is through this freewill choice that He extends to us that He proves His presence and power, and that the whiles of the enemy are revealed to be the empty noise that they are. Aella knows that she is ageing and will continue to age. Hopefully she remains honest and pushes through her rebellion to return to the truths of her past.
The real point here is not that sex sells – it does. It’s not that she is in rebellion – that she admits. It’s not that the truth is hard at times – it surely is! It is that there is a Creator, who loves her (and us), lets her (and us) rebel, yet that there is an external truth that cannot be denied.
Truthseekers across the globe all come to the realisation that His name is Jesus, eventually. Hopefully they find this truth while it has the chance to affect them and the world for good.
Go the entire way people, and don’t stop short as many are want to do.