Recovering from Religion


Recovering from Religion

Unless you were raised by atheist parents, you probably had some recovering to do when you left religion. The purpose of RR is to provide a landing place for people when they jump from religion. With local support groups throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, and real-time resources accessible to everyone, RR is where to turn when faith has lost its luster.

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Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2016

Discussion Forum

In what way are you still recovering from being brought up religious?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Richard C Brown Aug 30, 2014. 57 Replies

I was brought up in a fundamentalist family.Anyone still dealing with any issues from religion?Do you fear the result of coming out Atheist to your family?Any thoughts are welcome.Continue

Catholic Family / Atheist Wedding - HELP

Started by Megan. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 31, 2014. 4 Replies

Any one else out there still recovering from Catholic guilt??I come from an extremely Catholic family/upbringing. In 6 days I will be the first person in my entire extended family not to marry a Catholic in a Catholic Church.My biggest source of…Continue

Anyone still deal with anything like this?

Started by Starland Seay. Last reply by Matt Skaggs Aug 26, 2013. 27 Replies

One thing I have noticed is a tendency to "doubt" my new path in life. I still want to reach for the Bible sometimes. I still hesitate somewhat when someone mentions Pascal's "Wager"...LOL! Even though I know that science teaches this and that no…Continue

"Thief in the Night"

Started by cbenhamcox. Last reply by Luara Aug 18, 2013. 2 Replies

Last night I was reading Seth Andrew's book, Deconverted, and I almost fell out of my chair when he discussed being forced to watch the end times film from the 1970's call "A Thief in the Night."  He described some of the scenes, and I had a…Continue

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Comment by Daniel Kingman on June 4, 2010 at 5:36pm
Hello Darrel! I hope everyone here reads your book:"The God Virus".
Comment by Richard Wilson on May 30, 2010 at 9:03pm
I never held any deep religious beliefs, and I wasn't raised by atheist parents. I grew up in a dysfunctional family, so I didn't have the opportunity to get doctrinated. However, later in life when I decided I should be (i.e., I was supposed to be) religious, I made a real effort to believe. I played that game for a few years, and then I saw the light. The game was over; I realized that I had been deluding myself and that I had never, ever had anything that could be called a religious experience. I have only one friend who is an admitted atheist, but I am sure I know other people who are atheists, but they haven't admitted it to themselves yet.
Comment by Noelle on April 22, 2010 at 8:22pm
Anyone here from Houston and interested in attending a new Recovering from Religion group? The SECULAR Center is planning to start up a group and wants your input about dates, times, and location! Please e-mail us at!
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Comment by Skeptical Deb on April 16, 2010 at 2:55pm
This is a common problem among Mormons, and I've seen some sample letters at
Comment by Rich Goss on April 16, 2010 at 2:52pm
Mahai, you gotta be assertive with this bullshit. Go to the church rectumry and tell 'em you want to be delisted. Scare the piss out them. Tell 'em you want no part of this voodoo and bugetty-boo or you'll complain to Beelzebub.
Comment by Amy on April 16, 2010 at 9:06am
Here's an interesting article on "de-baptism".,8599,1891230,00.html
Comment by Amy on April 16, 2010 at 9:01am
Mihai, BE SURE to request a letter of confirmation, acknowledging that they have officially removed you from their roster.
Comment by Jennifer on April 16, 2010 at 8:44am

I would try sending them a formal letter asking them to remove you from their membership lists. That you are no longer a member of the church, and do not wish to remain on the church rolls, or receive any mailings from them.
Comment by Mihai on April 16, 2010 at 7:01am
How do I formally defect from the (Southern) Baptist Church?
I last went to that church about 18 months ago, but my name is still on their rolls and that pisses me off; I want myself removed from any membership list they may have; I will appreciate any idea you may have. Thanks.

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