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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.See More
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The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., is a national association of freethinkers (atheists, agnostics) that has been working since 1978 to keep church and state separate.See More
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Sep 1
Mike Mitchell commented on Derek Bly's blog post How do you even reply to something like this
"Wow. I must say this individual is a prime example of the ignorance that is encouraged by religious/supernatural belief. It's so frustrating to read this, yet another example of pure irrationality. You have responded in a well thought out and…"
May 3
Mike Mitchell replied to Kelly Park's discussion Mourning wasted years/Time
"Cool David, your response really resonated with me. Thanks for sharing the link to The Atheist Files. I'm putting it on my "to watch" list."
May 3
Michael Penn commented on Mike Mitchell's blog post Disney: Fairytales and Bible Stories
"Religion is a funny thing. Many today (even in politics) believe that pretty soon the skys will split open and there will be Jesus beaming us up into the air to forever be with him. I'm not sure what supports any of us, but that is the bible…"
May 1
Mike Mitchell posted a blog post

Disney: Fairytales and Bible Stories

I like dreams. I enjoy dreaming. I love fantasizing about far-away worlds where I can fly, be all-powerful, and make everything happen if I just believe.And so did Walt Disney.And so have the millions of children that have attended his theme parks, viewed his movies, and watched his plays each year. I suspect that most of these children have loved dreaming, fantasizing about far-away worlds where they could fly, be all-powerful, and make everything happen if they just believed.On a recent…See More
May 1
Luara commented on Mike Mitchell's blog post The Attractiveness of God: A Dream Review
"The Mark Twain story Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven has an appealing picture of Heaven.  It's very well done."
Apr 27
Mike Mitchell commented on Mike Mitchell's blog post The Attractiveness of God: A Dream Review
"Thanks for the comments. I appreciate the feedback. I'm not syaing that I want to believe in the concept of heaven. I don't. What I'm saying is that, having come from a religious background, there is still quite an emotional pull for…"
Apr 27
Mike Mitchell posted a blog post

Vignette: Grappling With Religious Indoctrination

The topic is one that I didn’t think I would grapple with so much in my lifetime. Being born and raised in a family where dysfunction is the norm has its benefits. One of those benefits is being blissful in your ignorance, and if there’s one thing my family was, it was ignorant and unwilling to question the important topics in life such as God and religion1.“Time…See More
Apr 25
Vincent commented on Mike Mitchell's blog post The Attractiveness of God: A Dream Review
"Phew. Powerful stuff. But I can't relate to this concept/concern in specific as I never wanted to believe in a personal God necessarily. Nonetheless I can relate to the yearning for something more."
Apr 24
Future commented on Mike Mitchell's blog post The Attractiveness of God: A Dream Review
"So deep down inside you want to believe in the concept of heaven? Have you thought this desire out to its logical conclusions yet? Theists fail to do so, instead they just like to wallow around in the sweet goodness of the thought of arriving in a…"
Apr 23
Craig commented on Mike Mitchell's blog post The Attractiveness of God: A Dream Review
"Attending college I usually entertained several friends well into the night. They tended to start leaving by ten but my best friend and I could chill all night. A lot of times he slept on the bed roll I kept under my bed cause he lived so far away…"
Apr 23
Mike Mitchell posted a blog post

The Attractiveness of God: A Dream Review

Last night, I had a vivid dream. It was an emotional dream, and I could feel the effects of the dream when I woke up in the morning. My dream was about the attractiveness, the longing even, to believe in God. It is an incredibly emotional response, and something I know to be the result of so many years of indoctrination that my mind and body still react to.In my dream, I was attending a funeral for someone — I’m not sure who — and my friends and family were surrounding me at the event. Everyone…See More
Apr 23

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http://www.logicalizer.com
About Me:
I am a husband, father, and atheist. I am also an agnostic. My philosophical position is that of agnostic atheism. I promote rational, skeptical, humanistic, libertarian, anarcho-capitalist, and freethinking ideas.

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Disney: Fairytales and Bible Stories

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

I like dreams. I enjoy dreaming. I love fantasizing about far-away worlds where I can fly, be all-powerful, and make everything happen if I just believe.

And so did Walt Disney.

And so have the millions of children that have attended his theme parks, viewed his movies, and watched his plays each year. I suspect that most of these children have loved dreaming, fantasizing about far-away worlds where they could fly, be all-powerful, and make everything happen if they just…

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Vignette: Grappling With Religious Indoctrination

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

The topic is one that I didn’t think I would grapple with so much in my lifetime. Being born and raised in a family where dysfunction is the norm has its benefits. One of those benefits is being blissful in your ignorance, and if there’s one thing my family was, it was ignorant and unwilling to question the important topics in life such as God and religion…

Continue

The Attractiveness of God: A Dream Review

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am 5 Comments

Last night, I had a vivid dream. It was an emotional dream, and I could feel the effects of the dream when I woke up in the morning. My dream was about the attractiveness, the longing even, to believe in God. It is an incredibly emotional response, and something I know to be the result of so many years of indoctrination that my mind and body still react to.

In my dream, I was attending a funeral for someone — I’m not sure who — and my friends and family were surrounding me at the…

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The Philosophical Imperative: Truth and Reason

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I find it amazing that so many people are content in their lives having accepted certain things as true and refusing to re-examine their beliefs out of pride or stubbornness. It has been my experience that, at some point, many people simply stop questioning the things they have come to accept as fact/truth. I would argue that this is where engaging in philosophical discussions becomes most important of all. It either solidifies the truth, rationality, and reason of important matters, or…

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At 7:21am on April 15, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Happy to have you on board.

At 7:57pm on April 14, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 1:52pm on April 14, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Mike    

Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. 

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