As human beings (which most of us are… …) we have the need “to belong.” When one spends many years in a certain community, deep roots are developed. They make us feel as “belonging.” It’s not easy to cut the ropes that keep us united to our Church of origin, or the Church of our youth.
So what happens when one deeply rooted person suddenly learns that his/her Church is imperfect and that they were probably even deceived at a certain point? This happened to me, big time, some 38 years ago. Believe me, it’s a brutal experience. Everyone will have a different resolution for the problem. Some people will feel better just leaving. Others will feel better re-adjusting, re-defining the relationship with the Church.
Before I write too much about it, my point is that everyone needs to find their niche, where they feel as belonging to. Where they are accepted and respected. It could be the same Church, another Denomination , or even none. It’s a very personal spiritual experience that nobody should criticize.