A lot of people mourn the loss of their faith. I never really did that. However, the more vocal I am about it, the more final it becomes, and then I start to mourn.
I don’t mourn over my Christian faith, but over my Jewish one. I know a lot of people see the god of the Old Testament as wrathful, but at least he never consigned anyone to everlasting torment in a fiery pit. He just wiped them off the face of the earth.
And that’s way more merciful.