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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 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

"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 Amy on April 16, 2010 at 3:17pm
Comment by Skeptical Deb on April 16, 2010 at 2:55pm
This is a common problem among Mormons, and I've seen some sample letters at
Comment by Richard Goscicki on April 16, 2010 at 2:52pm
Mahai, you gotta be assertive with this bullshit. Go to the church rectumry and tell 'em you want to be delisted. Scare the piss out them. Tell 'em you want no part of this voodoo and bugetty-boo or you'll complain to Beelzebub.
Comment by Amy on April 16, 2010 at 9:06am
Here's an interesting article on "de-baptism".,8599,1891230,00.html
Comment by Amy on April 16, 2010 at 9:01am
Mihai, BE SURE to request a letter of confirmation, acknowledging that they have officially removed you from their roster.
Comment by Jennifer on April 16, 2010 at 8:44am

I would try sending them a formal letter asking them to remove you from their membership lists. That you are no longer a member of the church, and do not wish to remain on the church rolls, or receive any mailings from them.
Comment by Mihai on April 16, 2010 at 7:01am
How do I formally defect from the (Southern) Baptist Church?
I last went to that church about 18 months ago, but my name is still on their rolls and that pisses me off; I want myself removed from any membership list they may have; I will appreciate any idea you may have. Thanks.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on March 22, 2010 at 7:40am
Gustavo, remember Bibles are an important part of history and should be treated with respect. They are not garbage. They're absolute proof of how gullible people can be.

Wanna buy some great Florida real estate?
Comment by Gustavo Keener on March 22, 2010 at 7:11am
@Chris H. - It would be fun to make paper mache out of old Bibles and other "spiritual" literature. Unfortunately, I just threw mine away (to be recycled elsewhere).
Comment by Amy on March 22, 2010 at 5:46am
Here's an interesting read on the subject of pastors who've lost their faith, yet still pastor their flock. This page links to the actual study, which is interesting (but lengthy).
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