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  • Abandon all hope, Christians [an open letter from "Losing My Religion" author William Lobdell]

    03/10/2009 12:31:41 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 111 replies · 2,391+ views
    Pasadena Weekly ^ | 03/05/2009 | William Lobdell
    Imay be the most prayed-for atheist in America. Since my memoir, “Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America — and Found Unexpected Peace,” was released last week, I’ve received scores of emails and phone calls assuring me that God hasn’t given up on me and that I’ve been put on various prayer lists around the world. So far, it’s not working. “Losing My Religion” details my journey from a gung-ho evangelical Christian who became a religion reporter for the Los Angeles Times (I thought God had answered my prayers) to a reluctant atheist because...
  • Coming to terms with doubt: How reporting on religion cost writer his faith

    03/10/2009 8:44:54 PM PDT · by delacoert · 19 replies · 1,006+ views
    The Telegraph Herald ^ | March 7, 2009 | MARY NEVANS-PEDERSON
    It started out as the dream job for a passionate Christian -- reporting about religion for a major newspaper. But writing about other people's religions ended up costing William Lobdell his own. The former Los Angeles Times reporter chronicled his soul-wrenching, emotion-laden journey in the recently released book "Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America -- and Found Unexpected Peace," published by Harper Collins. Lobdell's spiritual journey led him from an uninspired Protestant childhood to agnosticism before he attended a weekend Christian men's retreat where he was "born again." Concerned with what he considered...
  • Bedrock of a Faith Is Jolted

    02/16/2006 11:43:27 AM PST · by tbird5 · 82 replies · 1,501+ views
    latimes.com ^ | February 16, 2006 | William Lobdell
    DNA tests contradict Mormon scripture. The church says the studies are being twisted to attack its beliefs. From the time he was a child in Peru, the Mormon Church instilled in Jose A. Loayza the conviction that he and millions of other Native Americans were descended from a lost tribe of Israel that reached the New World more than 2,000 years ago. "We were taught all the blessings of that Hebrew lineage belonged to us and that we were special people," said Loayza, now a Salt Lake City attorney. "It not only made me feel special, but it gave me...