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 yesterday. 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. 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 Victor 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 Jen E. on November 25, 2010 at 3:51pm
I honor the Native Americans on TGD. Today I ate popcorn. I also did not say grace. lol
Comment by Matthew on November 25, 2010 at 12:44pm
Happy thanksgiving to you! I'm thankful for my wife, son, and my atheist groups. Have a great weekend.
Comment by L.Hunter on November 25, 2010 at 12:22pm
For those of us who chose to come out of the closet and have commited social suicide, I would like to say Happy Thanksgiving (Turkey Day). No we don't need to a sky daddy in order to be grateful for our time here on this side of the earth. Enjoy your day, even if you don't celebrate this holiday.
Comment by Reina Bosque on November 22, 2010 at 1:41pm
I know exactly what you mean Robin. Recently my father and I were in a car accident and both came out very lucky. If any one of several circumstances had been just a little different, we would both be dead. Everytime I told the story to anyone I had to catch myself before I ended up saying "thank god" everything worked out.
Comment by Gaylene Wetzel on November 21, 2010 at 7:25pm
@Kevin Benbow
Kevin you are not alone! Every now and then I find myself starting to pray(!!) and have to remind myself that if it didn't work when I believed, it's even less likely to now . . .
Comment by L.Hunter on October 25, 2010 at 9:12am
@ Fred, Very interesting comments about getting into the fresh air and away from religious indoctrination. There does seem to be some 'highs' that associated with religion. Being told that you can be saved, healed and delivered can be just what someone who suffers form low self esteem may need. (I'm not saying that you suffered from that, but many do and use religion to console their insecurities. I think we all deserve a pat on the back for escaping and remaining free from superstitious non sense.
Comment by Kevin Benbow on October 24, 2010 at 11:01pm
I love the metaphor in the God Virus. I also see religion as similar to the "Borg" on Star Trek. Do any of you ever feel as if your past religious training occasionally tries to take root again? Once in a while it sure "talks" to me!
Comment by Adelita D on October 22, 2010 at 2:10pm
I don't get those ads. I heard one in the car the other day and thought it was a new Mastercard or some such campaign and then they got to "and I'm a Mormon" and I thought WHAT!?! For YEARS....decades and beyond they have built themselves up as "a peculiar people" and now they are just your normal everyday??? yeesh...
Comment by Viking on October 4, 2010 at 10:07pm
Michelle, get over with. Look ahead. Good people don't need that brain wash. Smile.
Comment by L.Hunter on September 30, 2010 at 6:20am
@ Michelle. Its takes time to get rid of the feelings. Im still geeting thru it after 5 yrs religion free. Keep getting stronger, and keep thinking clearly. I have to occupy my time and keep busy. That keeps the demons (lol) away and other stuff. You will be ok'

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