The Problem With ‘Deconstructing’ One’s Faith

The Problem With ‘Deconstructing’ One’s Faith


What does it mean “to deconstruct”? In general terms, it means “to take apart or examine (something) in order to reveal the basis or composition often with the intention of exposing biases, flaws, or inconsistencies.” So, can it ever be intellectually helpful and spiritually healthy to deconstruct one’s faith?

In the view of the conservative Christian website “Got Questions,” the answer would appear to be no. That’s because they understand “deconstruction” to be “the heading most recently applied to the process of questioning, doubting, and ultimately rejecting aspects of Christian faith.”

In other words, “deconstruction” is just a nice term for a bad practice, just the latest way of describing why people who once believed the Bible in a certain way no longer do today. 

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In this view,

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