"Never met anyone before who had been Holiness and left it. I just started in that faith around the time I was 9, so I suspect we two had different experiences in how we dealt with the group.
Worst thing is, being in it throughout my teen years, it…"
"Atheistic greetings! Just joined...Cheers & loneliness from a small (1 stoplight) rural town in western NC. Where presumptuous strangers feel free to ask you what church you go to and the Baptist church in the center of town blasts their chiming…"
"My daughter has went to church many times with friends and family. I have always told her that the decision was her, and she needed to decide for herself. My husband and I have made it very clear to her that if she wants to go to church then we will…"
"The concert was really very good, and we had a lot of fun. We were on the floor and right against the barrier in front of the stage. I took some pics with my cell (not very good) and I will post them tomorrow. Right now I am tired, my ears ring, I…"
"I was born and raised in East Tennessee, too. I married young and traveled some before moving back to TN. I just recently moved from Nashville to Cookeville. I keep inching my way back across the state, lol. Even though I miss the beauty of the…"
"I am sorry to hear of your troubles. I have one question, does your teen daughter feel as you do, or have you simply not raised her in a religious way? The reason I asked is that I started thinking about my own atheism and how I would deal with a…"
I am a 35 yr. old mother of one and have been married 17 yrs. I was Born an raised in East Tennessee and my father was a Holliness minister. We had to wear long dresses, no jewelry, no makeup. Television and music was not allowed in our home and we could read no books but The Bible and The New Testament. My father died when I was 9 and I started to live a more normal life. When I was about 11 I joined the Mormom church. I had had it (literally) beat into me as a child that I had to believe, I…See More
Recovering from the side effects of Christian fundamentalism is not easy.•The ongoing fear of Hell•Rejection from family members•Ongoing guilt•Loss of communityIf you can relate, join.This is not a debate group.See More
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
Hi Nepul and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you as a freethinking atheist--that gods are phoney and religion is used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.