I realise this topic may be frowned upon over here, but I have to get it out because I don't like being one-sided, I like hearing both sides of a discussion, so here goes:
I was an Orthodox Christian from Egypt and now in Australia, but ever since a young age I learned to silently observe and judge everything and everyone around me. To a Christian it may not be a human's place to judge, but by judging I've saved myself from being in many bad situations so I am unrepentant.
Anyway, what I've seen of the religion (and the many abhorrent things it encourages such as circumcision and marriage between cousins in Arab countries) and the Copts in general were not things I would like to be associated with, and I'm gonna link the whole reddit post below so you can read at your leisure.
Despite what I've seen, the final straw was how religion manipulates its followers into it since a young age, it indoctrinates them into being mindless drones and the Coptic church encourages that and is VERY proud of it. I have a brain and can think on my own; I refuse to be a mindless sheep.
I'm not here to deconvert anyone, just articulating my experiences and I don't mind giving the opposite view in some other posts so as to not be in an echo chamber as long as I am not banned.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings, here's the link, I'd like to hear your views on this:https://www.reddit.com/r/exchristian/comments/65azyn/i_am_leaving_the_eastern_orthodox_church_good/?utm_content=title&utm_medium=user&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=frontpage