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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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 Shelby Fisher on June 21, 2010 at 4:44pm
Fred, I highly suggest doing some reading on Buddhism. You may like what you read. You aren't expected to swallow anything. It is important when reading to focus on what the Buddha taught.
Comment by Mriana on June 21, 2010 at 3:45pm
Fred Werther,

Have you looked into humanism, pantheism, and naturalism? Humanism and naturalism are atheistic/non-theistic. Pantheism is Greek for God is all, but in this case, nature is god- Those are about the only three that might fit what you are trying say, but none of them are a religion per se.
Comment by joeyess on June 21, 2010 at 1:09pm
So I wish there would exist something in between.

You know the old saying: wish in one hand, shit in the other, which one gets fuller faster?
Comment by Shelby Fisher on June 17, 2010 at 12:31am
I'm so glad you felt encouraged, Amy. It can be lonely, we're lucky to have the internet, I think.
Comment by joeyess on June 16, 2010 at 7:30am
you're welcome, Amy. Good conversation doesn't have to be about belief or non-belief. Just as long as it's intelligent and lively. You're welcome to join in anytime. You can also find me on facebook ranting away all to my lonesome self and the 196 poor bastards that were unaware enough that day to click "accept"! ;^)
Comment by Amy on June 16, 2010 at 5:59am
Joeyess and Shelby, I'm encouraged by your conversation. I also enjoyed spending the start of my day listening to Tim Minchin :) I don't yet have a strong network of unbelievers, and often get lonely for it. I feel a little bit more connected by "listening in" on your thoughtful discussion. Thanks.
Comment by joeyess on June 16, 2010 at 12:01am
ha ha ha ha......
Comment by Shelby Fisher on June 15, 2010 at 11:58pm
Hopefully I can convert one of the BP employees snorkels that wash up on shore over here.
Comment by joeyess on June 15, 2010 at 11:45pm
That sounds like fun. Wear a pollution mask. The air is bad, I hear. Real bad.
Comment by Shelby Fisher on June 15, 2010 at 11:28pm
A wise apprehension.
Managing a night club sounds cool. Missouri is one of the few states I have not visited. Always makes me think of the Tom Waits song "Bottom of the World" due to the reference.
I'm going to Mexico City in October and may not come back for a while. I've never been south of Texas and am looking forward to it.

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