What made you walk away from religion?

Various life experiences contribute to the growing number of people who decide to walk away from religion.

Hostilities toward homosexuality, rejection of African belief systems and views on morality, are some of the reasons.

702's Azania Mosaka posed the question to listeners and gave them an opportunity to share their thoughts on the matter.

Listen to the conversation below:

My son is 23 and his brother passed away five years ago due to cancer. He rejected religion, he says God could've done something and he's not interested.

Shelly, caller in Germiston

I grew up in a Catholic household and what made me walk away from religion was that I simply started to read the Bible. If you look at it logically, it's one of the most bizarre books I've read, and I say that with respect.

Jason, caller in Fourways

Leave God up in heaven and use your common sense. It's not like I don't believe in God because there's got to be something.

Glen, caller in Roodepoort

I couldn't find any jobs after matric so I became a stripper. I got out of that life. Does God want me to date older guys for me to have all the things I have. My boyfriend bought me a car he's married, my other boyfriend got me a car and he's married.

Semakaleng, caller in Joburg

I left religion after a lot of conscious deliberation. There was less and less that needed to be explained by God.

Vicky, caller in Joburg

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Lady Zamar on her new album and co-headlining with Tamia

[LISTEN] Lady Zamar on her new album and co-headlining with Tamia

The house vocalist says the new album has been in the works since the release of her first in 2017.

[LISTEN]'People don't realise the 20 year overnight success story' - Nina Hastie

[LISTEN]'People don't realise the 20 year overnight success story' - Nina Hastie

The SAFTA Award nominee joined Azania in studio for this week's Friday Profile.

[LISTEN] Environmental Affairs department records decrease in rhino poaching

[LISTEN] Environmental Affairs department records decrease in rhino poaching

The department says this is the first time in 5 years that the annual figure is under 1000.

Understanding food science 'from the farm gate to consumers' plate'

Understanding food science 'from the farm gate to consumers' plate'

Azania spoke to Food Science Department chair at Stellenbosch University Prof Gunnar Sigge about the field of study.

Motoring: Why spinning is Africa's fastest growing motorsport

Motoring: Why spinning is Africa's fastest growing motorsport

Azania taps into a different aspect of the motoring industry with Vic Pardal.

[LISTEN] Meet South African artist and TIME Magazine cover star, Nelson Makamo

[LISTEN] Meet South African artist and TIME Magazine cover star, Nelson Makamo

The South African artist's work made it onto the cover of a special edition of the magazine.

Popular articles
DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.

Icasa's Rubben Mohlaloga to appeal 20 year sentence for fraud, money-laundering

Icasa's Rubben Mohlaloga to appeal 20 year sentence for fraud, money-laundering

He was sentenced alongside former acting head of the Land Bank Philemon Mohlahlane and attorney Dinga Rammy Nkwashu.

Dr Adriana Marais was on her way to the Red Planet. Then Mars One collapsed

Dr Adriana Marais was on her way to the Red Planet. Then Mars One collapsed

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Marais, a quantum biology researcher with dreams to live on Mars.

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

Eskom has so much debt it threatens to break South Africa. Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Adrian Saville of Cannon Asset Managers.

McBride's testimony could implicate MPs in state capture

McBride's testimony could implicate MPs in state capture

Ipid boss Robert McBride is expected to implicate 30 high profile individuals including Members of Parliament in his testimony.

Agrizzi gives the Mokgoro Commission the cold shoulder fearing charges

Agrizzi gives the Mokgoro Commission the cold shoulder fearing charges

Angelo Agrizzi's legal team wrote to the commission informing it that he won't be testifying following being criminally charged.

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen Larkin, CEO at Africa New Energies.