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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 Peggy Henderson on October 27, 2011 at 4:56pm
Thank you for the link to Living After Faith.  'Breaking Their Will' was shocking.  And I found the Valerie Tarico series on YouTube.  Lots to absorb.  Expect frequent returns.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on October 17, 2011 at 10:28pm

Darrel, quite so.  You're right.  I'll apologize to the preacher straightaway.  Must be pent up hostility for what these televangelists and Sunday sermonizers are doing to people.  Also, the Republican debates with the likes of Rich Perry and Michelle Bachmann are getting to me.  Just to picture them taking over gets me incensed.  The Supreme Court justices are six out of nine Catholics.  Corporations are people too, right? 

Look at what 9/11 has done to this country.  Thousands of innocent lives lost, trillions in debt.  The last ten years has ruined this country and religion has a lot to do with it.  I felt a little anger was justified.       

I’ll get on the preacher’s website and apologize right now. 


Comment by Darrel Ray on October 17, 2011 at 9:39pm
Yes, Richard you were harsh and unnecessarily so and you can help it. I would ask that you consider that you do not know the condition under which a given human being is living, before you fire your broadsides. A little compassion and cutting some slack is the least I would expect. I know a good deal about his situation and it does not merit criticism.
Comment by Grace Fitzpatrick on October 16, 2011 at 3:22am
He could be very near retirement and need the stability of his pension.  I'm not going to come down hard on a person for needing a place to live, etc. Besides, my old best friend went to seminary where she learned a large number of ministers don't actually believe in god.  Hopefully, he is teaching his "flock" to be nicer people.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on October 15, 2011 at 10:48am

Darrel, I was a little harsh on the pagan preacher, couldn't help it.  I told him he was living a lie and that he should consider being a working person like everybody else and stop living off false hopes.

Couldn't help myself having just been working on "Why Religion is Bad for Humans."

Here's the link:

Dr. Meaden thought is was excellent.  I'm working on Part II now. 

Consider all the pain and suffering religion has wrought on humanity throughout history. 



Comment by Steph S. on October 14, 2011 at 6:38pm
Hi everyone!
Comment by Round Peg on October 14, 2011 at 6:24pm

@Lheins loyola

Hmm, how sad. I too am glad to be part of this community. Cheers!
Comment by Round Peg on October 14, 2011 at 5:52pm


Yeah, those are some good ones. I get the "stubborn" label from my Mom too. Ah well, it could be worse I suppose :)

Comment by Lheins loyola on October 11, 2011 at 8:25pm
in the Philippines the gap between muslims and catholics are never ending..fighting for some ancient reasons that need to be buried long time ago..haist! glad to be home RR
Comment by Brandon Givens on October 4, 2011 at 7:30pm

Here's an article I wrote; yall might like it.



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