Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740017
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918690 | DOI:

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Based on in-depth interviews with various apostates from various religions, this chapter reveals the extent to which the rejection of religion is often triggered by experiences or interactions with other people, other religions, and other cultures. There is the malfeasance of others, particularly religious associates, that can turn people off of religion. Simply knowing other people from other religions (friends or neighbors), learning about other religions in college, or living abroad can ignite a person's skepticism and self-examination.

Keywords: apostasy; malfeasance; culture; others

Chapter.  5620 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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