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One of the hardest things to do when you’re a religious person is step outside the orthodoxy, but here are a couple responses to that from people inside the faith.
David Hayward shows what happens when a Christian steps out of line from the rest of the congregation:

It’s easy to talk the talk of diversification. It’s another thing to practice and embrace it. Especially if you are all alone.

On a somewhat similar note, Jon Acuff at Stuff Christians Like points out that Christians have an unhealthy attitude about getting post-marital counseling (“What went wrong? Was it porn? I bet it was porn. It was probably him.”) — and he gently lets them know, by sharing his own experience with it, that it can actually be a good idea:

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Nice to see a couple religious people pointing out that you don’t have to follow the crowd all of the time.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.