Recently I’ve heard several podcasts in which former Christians talk about why they left the faith. In some of them, the host and/or guest have laughed about Christian clichés and how shallow they are. Not as the main reason they left, but certainly as a contributing factor.
But instead of going deeper, they’ve often traded clichés like “let go and let God” and “please pray for traveling mercies” for platitudes like “the universe wants you to be happy” and “not all who wander are lost.”
Several times I found myself hitting the pause button, staring at my phone and muttering something like “why would anyone leave shallow expressions of truth for shallow expressions of falsehood? Or even for shallow expressions of lesser truths?”