To borrow a phrase from Kinky Friedman, I feel like a “Jehovah’s Bystander,” someone who believes in God but isn’t personally involved. Winston Churchill expressed the same sentiment when he said that he related to the church rather like a flying buttress: he supported it from the outside.
This is a seismic shift for someone who spent his adult life on the inside. . . (Read the details in Jehovah’s Bystander.)