Why wouldn’t someone want to be a part of the church?
Could it be because they don’t think it’s true? Could it be that they have learned one sort of thing about church history, about the way the world works, and so forth, but they have later since learned that the history is quite a bit different than they were raised to believe, and the world doesn’t seem to work the same way they learned?
I guess that’s a naive way to look at things. The lady doth protest too much.
After all, people can learn all of these things, come to very similar conclusions, and stay in the church. It’s just too ignorant to say, “Well, these people haven’t learned enough…they haven’t read enough.” Face it; people can have the same information and have different plans of action. Why would these people stay in the church?
I guess the answer is simple too: “because they want to.”
But the real mystery never gets solved. Why do some people want to and others not want to? Given the same information, both can and do happen.