You bring up a point that might need clarification for some.
The “deconstructed” faith that I refer to is the pseudo-faith that the church insists you must abide by to meet God’s criteria to enter biblical heaven. Those criteria are indeed a tangled web of information built upon thousands of years of tradition. Real faith is something else.
What I mean by deconstructing faith is stripping away all preconceived biases, as currently taught by the church, and looking at our existence from a knowable starting point, which is:
Roman’s chapter 1:20 “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
Abiding by thousands of years of man’s traditions has nothing to do with being granted God’s favor.
I am not saying traditions are wrong and have no value. That understood, church leaders who do not clarify the intellectual process of salvation from religious traditions impose a spiritual burden on a Chrisitan believer they should not bear. Our current religious systems are no different than those Jesus railed against during his ministry. They only differ in the customs practiced.
By stepping back and rethinking faith, we build a stronger foundation for our belief in a creator. That has value for a shaky Christian.
Thanks for your comments. Keep thinking.