Though I’ve only seen it once or twice in here I have seen it mentioned about a dozen times in the last year of younger ex Christians 20-30s mentioning they went from YEC to EC to Atheism. That at first understanding these better interpretations on creation and so on led them to being more harmonized with scientific consensus and then as time went they became more comfortable with a imperfect Bible and hyperbole and within a few years found themselves basically offering naturalistic excuses for every single miracle mentioned in the Bible including the birth and resurrection. That as they slowly begin to deconstruct and rebuild, it got to a point where they realized nothing happens and there is no proof and the sources of proof are explained away and they just kind of fall out of fellowship with no one really except online to discuss these matters and within a year later just don’t see why they should believe anymore.
I was really glad to hear in the latest podcast the woman advocating for a return to fellowship in person at your local congregation. Which I find very important as well. I stopped going to church for only about a month. Then it went to we met with the most elderly in the building and the bulk of the congregation was outside in their cars and the rest in their cars. I’m not 100% certain how it works but they had something hooked up to an tv thst broadcasted a signal that you could tune into with your radio in the AM stations to hear the pastor live talk. No video just audio. A few months later it was the congregation set outside at picnic tables in small groups while the evangelist preached and eventually everyone moved back into the congregation mostly spaced out and now no one is spaced out.
But the focus is not just meeting up but what do others who land within EC and general naturalistic theology lean on for support thst Yahweh and his son Jesus exists?