I am a former fundamentalist evangelical protestant. I was used to carrying around quite a load of cognitive dissonance, being that I worked in a science field. I suspended my disbelief for about 15 years.
The events which finally made the difference was when cancer came to my family. My husband contracted brain and spinal cancer. Through the horrifying couple of years that ensued, I started to see through the assurances. I gradually started stripping away my… Continue
Added by Lana on September 13, 2011 at 6:00pm —
CSPAN today was so ironic; debating of Social Security bled into the conversation of 'roll of religion (none) in government'
Wow, what a scam x 1000000000000000.... I dig the rivals that called; and his homies that sounded so lame and played out on the phone calls...
Added by Secular Forces 2013 on July 18, 2011 at 10:49am —
A friend of mine recently challenged me to find 10 positive things that religion has given the world. I struggled to find one. In fact, the only one I did think of at the time was, a fascinating literary work of fiction. However, I have thought of another; after reading an article about the apparent end of days that is promised to be coming to all us non-believers on the 21 May, (that's tomorrow from the time of me writing this, better start repenting). The… Continue
Added by Rational-Thinker on May 20, 2011 at 4:30pm —
After reading a few letters in the Wisconsin State Journal and the Reedsburg (Wisconsin) Independent it occurred to me that anyone who reads the letters column in these publications would think that this is a christian-only part of the country. The first time I wrote an atheist-slanted letter suggesting that parents who are not religious themselves should take their kids out for a nice Spring nature walk instead of going church on Easter Sunday, the editor of the Independent called me to… Continue
Added by Arthur Naebig on July 11, 2010 at 5:54pm —
Because of the recent spate of articles saying that Christianity is dying a reply was in the offing and these are my thoughts on the subject.
The much rumored death of Christianity at the hands of a secular society… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on May 15, 2010 at 8:57pm —
I just put up a video clip from my recent presentation at The University of Colorado. It outlines a little experiment you can do with your fundamentalist or evangelical friends. Here is the link:
It is a great way to observe the effects of religious infection first hand.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 19, 2009 at 2:10pm —
A young woman cuts my hair and when I told her of my book last month, she got it and read it. I went for a haircut today and got an earful. She was raised in a fundamentalist/evangelical home, her parents were very strict. She has pretty much left religion, but still considers herself spiritual and a Christian. I asked her how she liked the book and she started on a non-stop monologue. She talked about the manipulation and hypnosis I discuss in the book and seemed to be in wonder that she… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on February 25, 2009 at 1:59pm —
There is an interesting article in the Star-Telegram
today about the fragmentation of Evangelicals:Religion: American evangelicals are fragmenting
Evangelicals need to do something fast. One response says the movement must tighten up. Evangelicals need to hew even more closely to the most conservative and literalist standards of the Bible. They need to stop making… Continue
Added by AtheistJoy on August 17, 2008 at 9:31pm —