Hey Convert – I want to Speak with You

I am strongly interested in why people choose the faiths that they choose. Why do some stay with their birth faith, while others leave it? Why do some choose no faith at all (not necessarily atheism or agnosticism, but nothing), while others convert?

These are the questions that I want to answer.

So far, I have scheduled two interviews for this blog. One converted from one branch of Christianity to another, and the other went from fundamentalist/Evangelical Christianity to Atheism.

If you are interested in being interviewed, here’s how you can get involved:

1) Email me with your picture (or nothing, if anonymous) and your information (lynnswayze (at) gmail (dot) com).

2) Let me know if you’d like this to be anonymous or what name/links you’d like to include with the post.

3) Answer the following questions:

1) What was your childhood like, spiritually? Were you particularly religious? Was your family?
2) When did you start to question your birth faith?
3) What other faiths/worldviews did you look into? Why did you choose the one you finally chose?
4) How long did it take for you to convert?
5) How long did it take for you to “come out of the closet”?
6) How did/do family/friends respond?
7) Are you ultimately glad you made this choice? Would you do anything different? Would you recommend anything different to anyone else?
8) What books would you recommend?
9) Anything else? What questions do you wish people would ask? What questions do you wish people WOULDN’T ask?
I am also looking for all faiths. Other Jewish converts would be awesome, of course, but isn’t necessary. I’m more interested in our common experiences.
Shabbat Shalom!
~Lynn

About Lynn Swayze

Lynn Swayze is a writer, IT professional , and mother of four. She was raised Southern Baptist, but began questioning her faith before she became a teenager. She is currently converting to Judaism. Email her at lynn {at} followingruth {dot} com.


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