Recovering from Religion

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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.

Website: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org
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Latest Activity: Nov 21

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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. 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 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 joeyess on June 15, 2010 at 1:25pm
You're very welcome. Remember: Laugh. Let the theists argue. The burden of proof is on them, not us.
Comment by Shelby Fisher on June 15, 2010 at 9:41am
Thanks, Joey. I really enjoyed the song. Talk to you soon.
Comment by joeyess on June 15, 2010 at 9:38am
i have yard work to do (yuck) and I'll check back in later. Shelby, we have a great community of decent, loving, caring human beings. Atheism, I'm finding, becomes easier as you embrace it, investigate it, talk about it with other non-believers and less polarizing when we do to religion only what it deserves: point and laugh. Enjoy the songs. We'll talk some more.
j.
Comment by joeyess on June 15, 2010 at 9:34am
enjoy.
Comment by Shelby Fisher on June 15, 2010 at 9:28am
I'm listening to it now
Comment by joeyess on June 15, 2010 at 9:24am
I'm sorry, "white wine in the sun" contains the reference to Dawkins/Tutu.
Comment by joeyess on June 15, 2010 at 9:16am
Comment by joeyess on June 15, 2010 at 9:14am
watch the whole slew of Minchin's songs. He's funny, gentle, smart and quite the talent. A combination that is lethal to myth-keepers.

Here's a great song that synthesizes what it means to be a humanist. Notice his gentle takedown of worshipping a "dead palestinian" and in the song "confessions" he would "rather break bread with Dawkins than Desmond Tutu.'. He's a great example of how to defuse the bomb of discussing the inanity of the religious while simultaneously setting it off...... without collateral damage.
Comment by joeyess on June 15, 2010 at 9:08am
I find myself doing the same thing. Here's a little help.
Comment by Shelby Fisher on June 15, 2010 at 9:05am
I agree with your humor suggestion. It seems to me that I waste my time and am feeding in to a part of me that wants to dominate, regardless of my actual caring about the other persons beliefs. I do hope that I'm aiding, sometimes I'm just being aggressive.
 

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