SYDNEY — Marty Sampson, a former songwriter for Australia’s Hillsong worship team and Hillsong United, announced on Instagram on Saturday that he no longer identifies with Christianity and that he is “happy now.”
“Time for some real talk. I’m genuinely losing my faith, and it doesn’t bother me,” he wrote. “Like, what bothers me now is nothing. I am so happy now, so at peace with the world. It’s crazy.”
Sampson, who wrote for Hillsong from 1999 to 2008, cited a number of criticisms, from the hypocrisy of pastors, to the lack of miracles, to claiming that the Bible is “full of contradictions.”
“How many preachers fall? Many. No one talks about it. How many miracles happen. Not many. No one talks about it. Why is the Bible full of contradictions? No one talks about it,” he asserted. “How can God be love yet send four billion people to a place, all ‘coz they don’t believe? No one talks about it.”
“Christians can be the most judgmental people on the planet; they can also be some of the most beautiful and loving people,” Sampson continued. “But it’s not for me. I am not in any more.”
He claimed that science continues to pose issue for religion and that he simply views Christianity as just that — a religion that doesn’t necessarily explain why a person’s life is transformed.
“I want genuine truth, not the ‘I just believe it’ kind of truth. Science keeps piercing the truth
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