The Allure of Ideology

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Christianity was not my first ideology.

My parents are devout, and they raised me to view church like school, home, and the library: one of the fundamental places, with routines that define “normal life.” I believed everything I heard in Sunday school. But an ideology is not just a worldview. As a child, Christianity was not an ideology — it was merely fact. It was exhilarating and terrifying fact, yes, but so was the…