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.See More
"Hi, my name is Eric, I am new to the nexus, and thought I should check out this group! I am 31 years old, and I live in Sacramento, CA. No kids, never been married. I enjoy reading, talking, wine, comedy, and lots of other things that I can't…"
Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.•The ongoing fear of Hell•Rejection from family members•Ongoing guilt•Loss of communityIf you can relate, join.This is not a debate group.See More
While promoting atheism, Harris examines spirituality by means of considering philosophy, neuroscience and mysticism rather than displaying tacit disdain for it. He warns of the threat that fundamentalist religion poses to human progress and survival
A group for fans of one of the greatest minds and most interesting people to ever walk this earth.“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”See More
A place for atheists to discuss morality issues. What shapes your morality? What new perspectives have you found since abandoning faith (if you ever had any)? Is there any merit to religious moral authority?
It seems nobody agrees on just what free will is. But no matter how you perceive it, free will must involve volitional choice at some point.To me, free will is self-determinism and arises naturally from "reciprocal causation" (a.k.a. feedback loop). Read "Free Will Without Dualism" for a full explanation.See More
Hello Eric, and welcome to this friendly meeting-place with its rational thinkers who recognise that gods are fictions and religions were devised to control impressionable people, often beginning, very sadly, with innocent children.