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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 Darrel Ray on July 11, 2010 at 2:55pm
If you haven't listened to my interview on Chariots of Iron podcast, here is the link:

I was able to talk a good deal about Recovering from Religion. The result has been several new inquiries to start groups.
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 3:26pm
Well,, Meddlesome, Lilith did finally say when she saw the Borg, "Definitely not Swedish".
Comment by Meddlesome on June 26, 2010 at 3:15pm
My Experience of Danes & Scandinavians in general is that this tendency is present but exaggerated by the media.
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 1:02pm
As for your other thread, I've not read either of those books yet and I'm currently reading 4 books at one time, as well as have several other things to do. So, I don't have a clue about it. Just my own thoughts of how it evolved.
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 12:55pm
Gee, sounds almost as bad as Fundamngelicalism or maybe it's the Borg. Now I understand Lilith's comment in "First Contact"! "Borg? Sounds Swedish." lol Just kidding.
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 12:28pm
That's sad that it is the other way around there.
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 11:57am
"Atheists was very formal and distant and looking down on any need I might have."

I haven't had that experience, not even with my great uncle who was an atheist. The atheists (many who call themselves humanists) I've known personally are very warm and compassionate people. I usually catch hell from Fundamngelicals, but not so much from liberal Xians. Most of my life, I have found that the less religious a person is, the more caring and compassionate they are. The more religious people are the more abusive and hateful they are, even to their own family. Thus why I have a BIG problems with Fundamngelicals and always have. They can be very hateful, cruel, and dehumanizing group of people.
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 2:52am
BTW, I was reinforcing your Spock humour. Maybe I should have called you Spock. lol
Comment by Mriana on June 26, 2010 at 2:49am
"I trust there could be many overly rational atheist that claim that cuddling a cat is meaningless and emotional and thus bad. :)"

Fred, there is nothing wrong with emotions. It is what makes us human and to not express them (appropriately of course) can lead to physical ailments.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on June 25, 2010 at 2:25pm
cuddling a cat more than the theist because the universe holds no meaning other than the emotions we can generate

Atheists can understand our common phylogeny with cats. They are mammals like we are. Once evolution is contemplated, we appreciate our common Gaian past.

Believers in Christ and Allah, however, miss this important consideration. It's as if religion has diverted and perverted the connection to nature and the animals. That's why humans are pushing the other animals off the planet like bacteria in a Petri dish.

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