How I Left the Quiverfull Movement and Other Stories About the Loss of Faith

What is it like to leave your religion and embrace atheism? The more devout you are, the harder it may be. But Jonathan MS Pearce and Tristan Vick have compiled a collection of beautifully-told coming out stories in a book called Beyond An Absence of Faith: Stories About the Loss of Faith and the Discovery of Self.

In the excerpt below, Vyckie Garrison writes about how she broke free from the Quiverfull movement, beginning with a short description of her previous relationship:

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5 Lessons from a Christian Counting Workbook

Some advice for PR people: If you send me an email asking me if I want to review Bible workbooks for preschoolers, and you never bother to Google my name, then I’m going to say “Yes. Yes I do.”

So here are five things I learned from this biblical counting book:

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How to Get By When You’re an Atheist in the South

The Freedom From Religion Foundation held a regional conference in North Carolina recently and CNN’s Daniel Burke was there to see what it was all about — turns out this was a convention where many of the attendees kept their atheist identities a secret back home:

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Responding to the Argument That We’re Atheists Because We Just Want to Sin

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, responds to the argument that we’re atheists because we just want to sin:

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Breaking Down the “Nones,” the Most Unhelpful Term in Religion Research

Whenever we see research about religion in America, atheists and agnostics tend to be lumps into a broader category called “Nones” or “Unaffiliated”… which sounds fine, until you realize that the group also includes people who believe in God but just don’t claim a religious label.

Tobin Grant at Religion News Service has been analyzing the non-religious segment of the Nones and gives us some very useful insights:

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