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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Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS)

Started by Steph S. Jun 8, 2015. 0 Replies

This is a good website for help in recovering from religion of Religious Trauma Syndrome:• Cognitive: Confusion, poor critical thinking ability, negative beliefs about…Continue

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

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Comment by Viking on October 4, 2010 at 10:07pm
Michelle, get over with. Look ahead. Good people don't need that brain wash. Smile.
Comment by L.Hunter on September 30, 2010 at 6:20am
@ Michelle. Its takes time to get rid of the feelings. Im still geeting thru it after 5 yrs religion free. Keep getting stronger, and keep thinking clearly. I have to occupy my time and keep busy. That keeps the demons (lol) away and other stuff. You will be ok'
Comment by GodMockingBitch on September 27, 2010 at 5:47pm
I am having issues trying to stop it with these stupid feelings of guilt over not believing in any gods. My husband asked me the other day how have I stayed off of drugs so long, and I told him i decided to stop and not to use. I felt kind of guilty. Religion really messes with the mind. Everyday i am getting stronger. I am thinking more clearly with less fear.
Comment by Viking on September 11, 2010 at 10:11pm
I am driving a tour bus for living in Las Vegas and at this time I am running a shuttle between hotels. For many months I had one religious fanatic riding with me and trying to convert me back. I have to admit that I like this kind of conversations, because I am showing them how stupid they are. Nevertheless about a week ago he was trying to explain the same story over and over again, so I finally asked him this way:
- Do Jesus was (is) also a God?
He said yes. Then I asked him again:
- Can anyone kill a God?
He said no. So I asked him:
- If no, so how come he been killed on the cross?
He did't answer, but also I did't seen him again. ;))
Comment by Viking on September 2, 2010 at 10:12pm
Telling the truth I don't even remember how long ago I dumped religion. It could be more then 45 years ago. I was a small kid at catholic church. Even then start thinking about, that things don't make sense. At the same time I was "eating" all informations about astro knowledge. Cold war in Space between US and Soviet Union only add a fuel to my interest in this subjects, so things from the bible was kind-of matching "my" theory. I think the turnaround in my interest piked at the moment I learned that there is a thing called "clinical death". Instantly I put this together with Jesus resurrection.
From this moment I knew, that people 2000 years ago had no clue about this possibility. This was enough for me.
Comment by Rich Goss on July 11, 2010 at 7:12pm
Darrel, I think I'd do great on the Atheist-Experience but I'm doing the surgery next week and it'll take time to get my health back.

I still have a lot to say, so that'll help keep me going.
Comment by Darrel Ray on July 11, 2010 at 3:04pm
Thanks Mike. I have been totally surprised by how many people have watched or listened to that Atheist Experience episode (#645). It has led to several new RR groups getting started as well. You can download at this link: or search on iTunes.
Comment by Darrel Ray on July 11, 2010 at 2:55pm
If you haven't listened to my interview on Chariots of Iron podcast, here is the link:

I was able to talk a good deal about Recovering from Religion. The result has been several new inquiries to start groups.
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 3:26pm
Well,, Meddlesome, Lilith did finally say when she saw the Borg, "Definitely not Swedish".
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 1:02pm
As for your other thread, I've not read either of those books yet and I'm currently reading 4 books at one time, as well as have several other things to do. So, I don't have a clue about it. Just my own thoughts of how it evolved.

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