I think it is important to give an honest listen to both non-Christians and former Christians. We are discussing Dan Kimball’s They Like Jesus and Not the Church with our 20s and 30s and one of the things I like most about it is that you actually hear unfiltered comments and explanations of what non-Christians think of Jesus, church, and Christians. It is hard to reach people if you don’t understand them and where they are coming from. If we are going to understand where people are coming from we have to listen to what they have to say. Having said all that, have a look at what C. Michael Patton of Parchment and Pen posted about the testimony of one who left the church and why.