Life After Christian Fundamentalism

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Life After Christian Fundamentalism

Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.

•The ongoing fear of Hell
•Rejection from family members
•Ongoing guilt
•Loss of community

If you can relate, join.
This is not a debate group.

Members: 519
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2013

Welcome to "Life After Christian Fundamentalism."

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This group was born out of my meeting with Nate Phelps during the American Atheist Convention in Atlanta.

My wife Angela and I took Nate and his fiancée Angela out to enjoy the evilness of The Varsity. Almost instantly we hit it off, and felt like we had been friends for years. Not only did we have similar backgrounds, but we all shared the desire to help others who were leaving Christian fundamentalism.

I asked Nate to write about his experiences in Atlanta on my blog Life Without Faith. He graciously accepted and you can read it here.

As support for this group, Nate has graciously allowed Atheist Nexus to post the entire transcript of his Atlanta speech. It is long, emotionally moving, and a must read. Check it out here.

Below is a documentary on Nate's Family entitled, "Fall From Grace." Play All Videos In Order (8)

Here is a recent news story featuring my former church:

Brother Richard

Nate's Website: Nate Phelps
My Personal Website: Life Without Faith

Discussion Forum

Video: "Coming Out" to your Evangelical Family

Started by Richard Haynes. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 2, 2013. 8 Replies

UU Church

Started by CD Free. Last reply by Dan Tabor Apr 24, 2013. 4 Replies

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Comment by JeniMac on June 26, 2009 at 1:55pm
Hi everyone! I'm new here and only recently left religion. I was raised Southern Baptist, went to Christian colleges, worked in Christian retail, and despite all that I one day starting questioning everything. It led me on a crazy journey that was perhaps the most difficult thing I've ever gone through, but was certainly the most rewarding.
Comment by Wendy on June 23, 2009 at 6:50pm
Welcome Brandy! It's hard isn't it? I've recently moved to Texas and it's difficult finding friends that are avid churchgoers
Comment by Angie Jackson on June 23, 2009 at 6:30pm
Welcome Brandy. Glad you're out of JW.
Comment by Brandy on June 23, 2009 at 6:02pm
I was born into the Jehovah's Witness religion. I left quite a few years back. Now as an adult I have a hard time meeting new people and I have none of my old friends.
Comment by Wendy on June 22, 2009 at 10:30am
Oh those are the google ads, they just put ads up based on the words on the page. And since there's a lot of references to church and christianity, pop! the christian ads show up.

btw (by the way) WELCOME!!!!!
Comment by Brigitte Brunette on June 22, 2009 at 10:04am
Pardon all my typing and spelling errors. Obviously I'm not very good at typing.
Comment by Brigitte Brunette on June 22, 2009 at 10:03am
Hello all. I am new here. I just discovered this website from a link on someones livejournal. I'm not real computer smart and am having some trouble gettiung used to this new website. I'm sure I'll catch on soon enough hopefully. I am just happy to have found a place for Atheist to have a discussion without constantly being harassed by Christians who think we are evil and going to Hell and need to be saved. Anyway I hope to find lost of useful informatiopn here and meet other like minded people to talk to.

One last thing. How come there is an advertisement for a Christian singles website on here?
Comment by Chris Highland on June 14, 2009 at 3:36pm
Thank you for offering this home (or at least reststop, or campground) for some of us who once called the church "home." I very much appreciate Richard's work with Life Without Faith and offer my own story in my book Life After Faith. My latest blog may be of interest as well: Natural Bible. I invite all thoughtful comments. Peace on the natural path.
Comment by Nathan Phelps on June 10, 2009 at 3:45pm
Well said Leslee...and welcome
Comment by Leslee Love on June 8, 2009 at 9:46pm
I'm soooo glad that more and more people are coming out as atheists and realizing that this whole god thing is disillusionment and very dangerous! I'm also glad that people are thinking for themselves, living their lives to the full, and doing things for themselves instead of relying on a god.
 

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