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 James M. Martin Jun 14. 14 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 Richard Goscicki on September 4, 2009 at 2:54pm
Mariana, isn't this wonderful technology that we can openly discuss religious matters that once were taboo to even speak about.

First of all, I haven’t read much of the authors you cited. I am a little familiar with Darwin’s Black Box but I put it down after a few minutes. I taught biology quite a few years and rejected Behe’s argumentum ad ignoramtiam, God exists because there’s no evidence that he doesn’t.

My teachers and relatives used to argue from personal incredulity. “I just can’t believe that there’s no God, therefore he exists.”

I’d be glad to discuss evolution with you, if you have any questions or uncertainties. These writers say there’s no macroevolution, only microevolution. Utter nonsense, and shows an deep ignorance of Darwin, genetics and national selection.
Comment by Kristi Leitholt on September 4, 2009 at 11:00am
Way to go, Mariana. I've heard it can be extremely difficult to break from the Jehovah's Witnesses...once they've got you, they want to keep you. Stay strong and I hope you are able to find some like-minded people nearby who will help you along the way.
Comment by Richard Goscicki on September 4, 2009 at 10:18am
Good for you Mariana. You escaped from a mental cage that wouldn't have controlled every aspect of your life.

Please don't have any qualms or regrets. When you’re young the conditioning runs deep and can never be totally exhumed from the subconscious. Now you’re free, so try not to ever even think about going back in the cage just because you’re family is there.
Comment by Darrel Ray on August 13, 2009 at 1:39am
We will soon welcome our 16th Recovering from Religion meeting in the US. I am amazed to get emails from out of the blue from people wanting to start a group. About half who contact me follow through. Which seems like a pretty good ratio to me. Wrath White of Las Vegas has started an outreach effort to the African American community. Please take a look at his powerful essay, The Invisibility of The Black Atheist and his new site

Help us get the word out to people who may be interested in starting or attending an RR meeting.

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