Penn Jillette tells the story of a former Orthodox Jew who finally ate non-kosher food — including bacon — for the first time. It’s a bit lengthy, but well worth it:
I’m still a vegetarian, but I found the story really touching.
It’s nice to hear about someone finally jumping that last hurdle away from religious dogma — even if that hurdle involves something as seemingly inconsequential as a bacon cheeseburger.
What was that hurdle for you?
When did you know you were finally free from the shackles of your former faith?
For me, it was the first night I went to bed without saying my prayers.
The next morning, I woke up an atheist.
(Thanks to Sam for the link!)