My break with faith occurred in me as it did and still does among people of our social and cultural type.
As I see it, in most cases, it happens like this: People live as everyone lives, but they all live according to principles that not only have nothing to do with the teachings of faith, but for the most part, are contrary to them.
The teachings of faith have no place in life and never come to play in the relations among people; they simply play no role in living life itself.
The teachings of faith are left to some other realm, separated from life and independent of it.
If one should encounter them, then it is only as some superficial phenomenon that has no connection with life.
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