"This isn't quite a belief, but I noticed something remarkable when I finally came out to myself as an atheist: I finally had a way to talk back to my obsessive-compulsive fears (and I'm not using the obsessive-compulsive term…"
"I've been coming precisely to this realization myself -- thank you for stating it so well. I trace my own on-going battle with panic disorder to the damage that a belief in hell did to me.
I've only recently come out of the atheist closet…"
"Britain's asylum practices for LBGT people are nothing short of appalling and constitute a profound stain on its human rights record.
Related: I just learned about the extremely upsetting case of Kiana Firouz, a 27 year Iranian filmmaker who…"
"I have an undergrad degree in philosophy, but I'm definitely not a professional philosopher.
My own philosophical sympathies have in general tended toward Kant and Wittgenstein (though now I'm gravitating more toward Spinoza, and have…"
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
This is the place to post that hilarious irreligious YouTube video, an irreverent, anti-religious cartoon, or other humorous bit of media. Posts that do not reflect an atheist/irreligious theme will be deleted. (Don't make me go Old Testament.)See More
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
Hi Jay, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you as a freethinking atheist--that gods are phoney and religions are frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.