Thank you for the friend invite! I am looking forward to reading your new book. I would love to start a group in my area but I live in an area that is rife with religion. So bad that an atheist billboard set off waves of fury. I am still in the closet so to speak, but in time.......looking forward to your podcast, too!!
Dr. Ray thanks for your book: "the god virus: how religion infects our lives and culture". I have been on my atheist path for years. I stated one day I am done with religion. I have not completed the book yet but am almost done and will be passing it onto another friend. There are not many atheist in rural Wyoming but we are growing. Is this were I post about either comments or questions about your book?
Yes, I checked out your website, and like the concept a lot. It has definitely been a struggle for me coming out of religion. I might be interested in starting a group in my area when and if I find the time for it. Right now I'm going to the local skeptics club meetings, and that is working well for now...
When a member of a religious group gives up his/her religion, could you tell us exactly how the void is filled? As one of these, I do try to fill it with reason, as opposed to authority, but there is always the other side to consider which tends to cancel out any acceptance of any position taken.
Yes -- please let me know if you are coming to Houston in August. Even though I am not "out" in my community, I have joined some of the Houston Meet-Ups and heard that I missed you earlier this year. Thanks so much for your words of encouragement!
Hi Darrel and thanks for friending me. I am currently reading "The God Virus" and also purchased and gave a copy to a friend. We are both "underground" in our community but her husband is also an atheist whereas mine is Christian (I'm the one who changed, not him). I'm looking forward to the discussions on Atheist Nexus and in the Recovering from Religion group!
Thanks for accepting my friend request. No, I have not read The God Virus yet but are familiar with you. I attended AAI in Burbank last October and American Atheists in Newark. But your book has been recommended to me by a good friend Noelle George of the Secular Center and I plan to pick it up this week. Nice to meet you!
Your book is helping me understand why I am going through what I'm going through right now. I just finished reading about the hypnosis techniques used by the church and part of me was saying "I remember them doing that." And another part saying "Why didn't I put that together myself? I knew about that technique." All I can say is I am very grateful that someone has written a book dedicated to understanding the process of de-conversion. So thank you.
Yes, yes, yes....see you tonight. Looking forward to it! I was searching for your speaking schedule and see that you will be in So California the next few days. I'm letting some friends know. Travel safely!!