L.A. Times religion reporter loses faith

William Lobdell, religion reporter for the Los Angeles Times, has written a moving account of the some of the stories he has covered and his journey into and out of faith.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12678751239681859503 C. Conrad

    I just wrote this to William:

    William,

    I mourn your loss of something very personal and important to you, but I sincerely hope that your life becomes easier, and more understandable, now that you’re no longer accepting (what seems to me to be) a fantasy.

    You can still be a writer/reporter of religious items if you want to. One does not have to be a Mormon to report on Mormon topics. One does not have to believe the Raelians to report on them. One does not have to be a Christian to enjoy the Creation Oratorio or understand and enjoy the symbolism of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

    You have a deeper understanding of religion than most people. Perhaps you can still continue to report on religious topics, even without “drinking the Kool-Aid.” I know that a reasonable detachment makes for a more even-handed, better story.

    In any case, I applaud you, and hope to hear more from you.

    Conrad


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