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At 6:41pm on February 8, 2010, Ray Bradley said…
Dr. Ray,
I enjoyed your talk at the Atlanta Freethought Society and enjoyed your book even more. Your insight to the self-preservation aspect of the religious virus was particularly enlightening. Ironically, while recently reading Ollie North's Under Fire , I ran across an especially good example of this. In chapter 8, LTC North criticizes Nancy and Ronald Reagan for consulting astrologers. He then says "For the life of me, I can't understand how a man who purports to be a Christian can believe in that malarkey. . . the idea that a man could get up in the morning and let an interpretation of the great sidereal movement guide his day is simply beyond my understanding." I am sure it is!

Ray
At 7:33am on January 31, 2010, Gwendolyn Gallagher said…
Mr. Ray, I have just finished and enjoyed The God Virus. Thank you. But I am very curious. "Carrie" found enlightenment by reading a book loaned to her by a friend. It must have been a more than usually persuasive book, as she was a committed religionist and read it unwillingly. I think books have most influence if the reader is already questioning, uneasy about the previously accepted belief, and the door to new ideas is open. So I would like to know, what is the book that she read?
At 3:12pm on January 14, 2010, Darrel Ray said…
I posted it with all the local groups and on this site as well. Sorry you missed. They had great attendance.
At 8:22am on January 5, 2010, Darrel Ray said…
Now that you mention it, I do remember. Didn't recognize you in your photo. Glad you found the book useful. Slaughterhouse Five is a great read but much of Vonnegut is excellent. I reread Cat's Cradle every couple of years.
At 2:59pm on January 1, 2010, Seth R. said…
Darrel, I want to thank you for your insightful and inspirational talks, you have been very helpful to me in reconciling my past affiliations. I was in a christian cult for 20 years and many of the things you are saying about indoctrination and hypnosis I've been saying to my ex-member friends for years. I look forward to reading your book.

Seth
At 9:29pm on December 14, 2009, L.Hunter said…
thanx for the friend request. i tried to change my picture, but the site would not take it. I'll try again tomorrow.
At 12:32pm on December 5, 2009, Mac Rex said…
Oh, and I'll be buying you book today too. It looks like a good add to my book collection!
At 12:29pm on December 5, 2009, Mac Rex said…
Hi Darrel,
Thanks for the add. I joined Recovering from Religion so that I could reply to Rich's post. I didn't grow up with the religion meme, so I don't know how appropriate it is for me to be part of this group.
At 7:27pm on November 16, 2009, david brooklyn said…
Great interview on the Infidel Guy last Thursday. I've listened to it a couple of times and still catch nuances in the material.
At 4:22pm on November 16, 2009, Rayray said…
Good luck with your book!
At 1:14pm on November 14, 2009, A Former Member said…
Thank you for joining HERCULANEUM. Because it is a private group, it will not appear in your group section on your homepage (for some odd reason). Welcome aboard.
At 10:00am on November 13, 2009, Rayray said…
Thanks for the link! I'll check it out.
At 4:39am on November 10, 2009, david brooklyn said…
Thanks you for the friend request. I am looking forward to reading your book soon.
At 5:54pm on November 8, 2009, Laura said…
Thanks for the add! I'll post a link to your site on mine! :)
At 4:34pm on November 6, 2009, Free Thinker said…
Dr. Ray,
I am looking forward to your book tour. And I will be telling everyone in my about your book. Thank you for having the boldness and courage to share your insights on Religion.
At 10:18am on October 29, 2009, Noelle said…
Dr Ray, I am interested in talking to you about your book and the recovery groups. Can you please e-mail me at secularcenterusa@gmail.com? Thanks!
At 9:27pm on October 13, 2009, gerard26 said…
Hi Dr. Ray, I ordered your book today and I can't wait for it to arrive.I've read Freud's, "The Future of an Illusion", and I'm interested in your take on the effects of religion on the mind.
At 9:09am on October 7, 2009, Bob Batton said…
I read The God Virus; it's a very interesting and timely contribution to the subject. I've recommended it to friends. Gave my sister a copy on her birthday. You and I share some common interests. Please visit my page sometime and share.
Bob
At 12:52am on October 6, 2009, takealongline said…
Hi Darrel, yes, I would very much appreciate it if you could put me in touch with the local Las Vegas RR group. Thanks!

Have not read the God Virus yet, but it is now next in my list. I look forward to reading it.
At 9:16pm on October 4, 2009, A Former Member said…
Thanks for the friendship add. Your book has been added to the homepage.

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