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There were three major causes that led to Lobdell's disillusionment with Christianity: the aforementioned clergy sexual abuse; the extravagance and unethical behavior of certain prominent televangelists; and the ostracism he saw ex-Mormons suffer from Mormon communities when they left their church. In Losing My Religion, he does explore the central question of theodicy- //era/ can a good and powerful God let his children suffer?- yet does not mention other theodicy worldviews (e.g., Greg Boyd's warfare theodicy).
Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America-and ... Zachary Ingle The Journal of American Culture; Dec 2009; 32, 4; Docstoc pg. 352 Reproduced with p
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