Darrel Ray's Blog – June 2009 Archive (7)

First RR Picnic

We had the first Kansas City Recovering from Religion picnic with 34 in attendance. It was a booming success. People came from as far as Columbia and Missouri and Topeka, Kansas. See the RR website for photos and details. Greg Lammers, head of American Atheists of Missouri attended with his family driving all the way from Columbia.

Added by Darrel Ray on June 29, 2009 at 3:29pm — 2 Comments

Chariots of Iron

My interview on Chariots of Iron Podcast came out today. I talk about The God Virus and Recovering from Religion. Eli, Mark and Lamar really did their homework and had great questions. I think we explored the Civil Religion idea better in this forum than in any others I have done. Having three guys interview is a trip. It was more like we were all sitting around the table with a beer and having some good laughs. The interview portion is in the last half of the podcast.



Here is the… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on June 24, 2009 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Amazing day

Recovering from Religion got its first print media exposure in the Kansas City Star. They did a very good article on us, balanced and fair and put it in the "Faith" section. Here is the link:



http://www.kansascity.com/238/story/1249250.html



Please help us get the word out about Recovering from Religion. Pass this link along with your own comments or encouragement to people, media, or people of influence. We want to get more groups started in North America.…



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Added by Darrel Ray on June 13, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

San Diego

I am working on book tour events for Sept. 17-20. I am doing two presentation for the Los Angeles CFI on Sept. 20. If you know of a group or people in the San Diego, Riverside, or other cities close to Los Angeles who would like a presentation on The God Virus on Sept. 17, 18 or 19, let me know or have them contact me.

Added by Darrel Ray on June 12, 2009 at 3:22pm — 2 Comments

Exciting news

Big development today. Recovering from Religion is getting a feature article in the "faith" section of the Kansas City Star on Saturday June 13! This will be the first print media attention we have received for RR.



Take a look at the RR website We are working hard to find people across the nation who will facilitate RR groups. We now have 11 groups in 10 different cities after only two months. If you know of someone who might be… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on June 10, 2009 at 12:53am — 1 Comment

Secular Nation Podcast

I was just interviewed by David Driscoll of Secular Nation Podcast. The interview went great and he gave me a lot of time to talk about Recovering from Religion as well. Take a listen at this link.

David really did his homework and had excellent questions for our discussion.

Please let others know about the podcast as well.

Added by Darrel Ray on June 7, 2009 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Dr. Tiller and Sexual Fundamentalism

Here is an oped piece I wrote and submitted to several newspapers. We will see if it gets published.



The Curse of Sexual Fundamentalism

Darrel W. Ray, Ed.D.



I am a native of Wichita, Kansas, and grew up amidst the fundamentalism that infects that once proud and progressive town. With the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, it is time to recognize that Kansas has been for sometime, an incubator for crazy ideas and behavior, much like the Swat valley in Pakistan has… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on June 5, 2009 at 3:05am — 3 Comments

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