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

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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 Chris Highland on January 9, 2010 at 4:02pm
This may or may not be helpful to those in religious recovery. Shredding and Recycling the Bible (and other "holy" books).
Comment by Darrel Ray on November 24, 2009 at 2:58pm
Hey, does anyone know how to make a "fan club" thing on Facebook? I would like to see if that would be an appropriate forum for 1. recovering from religion and 2. my book tour information. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
Comment by Joplin Atheist Soceity on November 15, 2009 at 10:42pm
Hey Darrel, things are going a bit slow here the the Joplin area, but have hopes that the message well be getting out for the group.
Comment by Joplin Atheist Soceity on November 15, 2009 at 10:03pm
Hello Darrel, great to see RR on this site.
Comment by Rich Goss on November 15, 2009 at 11:35am
Y'know, it was the Christians that came up with the concept of eternal hell. It wasn't bad enough going to Hades or meeting that nasty goddess Hel. Early Christian theologians wanted more bang for the buck: unbearable hellfire for ever and ever with no hope of assuagement.

If RR could only figure out a way to deal with this horrible indoctrinated fear.
Comment by Darrel Ray on November 14, 2009 at 10:33pm
Timo: Thanks for joining RR. Your dilemma is common with many people leaving religion. Take a look at our site There are some resources there. Also, read the last four chapters of my book The God Virus. I discuss that very problem. If you have an interest in starting a Recovering from Religion group in your area, let me know. We have support materials and I'll help you by phone or email.
Comment by Timo Ostrander on November 14, 2009 at 9:56pm
Just joined. The hardest part for me is dealing with loved ones who are still indoctrinated. Any thread suggestions to read through?
Comment by Joël Johnson on November 13, 2009 at 12:24am
I would definitely like to see what you have. I know there is a group that meets locally that are involved with the Center for Inquiry. While I think that's great, as a recovering Fundamentla Baptist I am more incline to providing support to those who are becoming skeptical of their current religious involvements. You should have access to my e-mail as a member. If not, let me know.
Comment by Darrel Ray on November 12, 2009 at 10:27pm
No, we have a group in Cincinnati but none in Northeast, OH. I am sure there are plenty of people who would be interested in a group if you or someone wanted to start one. We have support materials to help get started. Let me know.
Comment by Joël Johnson on November 12, 2009 at 9:59pm
Are there any groups in Northeast Ohio? Cleveland, Akron, Canton.

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