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May 31, 2017
More Support, More Community: Announcing Our New Helpline
The Hotline at RfR exists to put hands and feet, or in this case, eyes...
March 12, 2017
A Child Shall Lead Them: My Journey Out
I set about finding answers for my children, and for myself. A point of irony...
September 30, 2015
We Didn’t Expect Some Kind of Spiritual Bliss
Cassidy's last post is a great demonstration of one of the quite common experiences of the ex-religious:...
September 29, 2015
The Bait and Switch of the “Bad Christians” Accusation.
It's hard to generalize much about Christianity, which is only to be expected for a...
September 23, 2015
The Algebra of Post-Deconversion Relationships
One of the inexplicable side effects - or maybe not, I don't know - of doing...
September 20, 2015
On the Dishonest Engagement of Doubt.
Doubt is nothing more than the dawning suspicion that something is wrong with a person's...
September 14, 2015
Exchanging the Legend: On Reinterpreting Our Religious Pasts
This one time, I thought I felt the Holy Spirit moving in me. When I...
September 09, 2015
That time Pentecostals turned me into an atheist.
This guest post is by Dylan Walker, who blogs at SkeptimusPrime.net. The journey from a...
September 06, 2015
Why We Might Refuse.
There's been a fascinating discussion going on lately regarding whether or not a non-Christian would...
August 29, 2015
The Happy Christian Marriage, Change, and the Core of Our Being.
Earlier I wrote that after couples figure out that they would rather have each other...
August 17, 2015
How I Lost My Music and Gained a New Song
This might sound a bit strange to some people, but dreaming is not much of...
August 12, 2015
The Question that Breaks the Facade (in Mixed-Faith Marriages).
Last time we talked, I mentioned that mixed-faith marriages are, despite evangelical Christian leaders' insistence...
July 02, 2015
An Open Letter About My Unbelief
[Today's guest post is written by Holly Baer, a religion and gender studies major at the...
June 15, 2015
A Closeted Atheist Pastor’s Letter to His Wife
Today's post is written by a fellow Clergy Project member. Since he's still in the...
June 10, 2015
Giving Yourself Permission to Be Angry.
One of the most powerful things you'll ever do for yourself is to give yourself...
June 06, 2015
5 Ways Atheists Helped Me Escape Religion.
I want to share a story from way way back when about why I personally...
June 03, 2015
Well, Tonight We’ll Sort It All Out: For Tonight It’s The Meaning of Life.
Without belief in Jesus Christ, non-Christians (I thought) just went through their days eating, sleeping,...
May 08, 2015
When Fear Is Overcome.
In "Watership Down" the rabbits allude to it, how too much fear can sometimes make...
May 06, 2015
Your New Life Awaits.
Here's what my post-Christian life looks like. (Spoiler: It's awesome.)
April 29, 2015
Why I Can Do Without “Christian Love.”
Even the Bible's anonymous authors knew that it's super-easy to love the lovable, in the...
April 24, 2015
“I’m Still the Same Person You Married!” Or Am I?
“I’m still me,” I insisted to her as she sobbed next to me in our...
April 23, 2015
The Rapture Scare.
I learned a lot from a similar Rapture scare that my fundamentalist denomination of Christianity...
April 20, 2015
Confuse ‘Em and Lose ‘Em.
I want to sidetrack briefly because I was noticing earlier in a discussion of Christian...
April 17, 2015
An Ideal Compromiser.
Often people rejecting religion don't have the faintest idea what compromise is or how to...
April 17, 2015
Achieving Escape Velocity from Planet God
Religion, like a celestial body, exerted a powerful pull on my life. I was heavily...
April 15, 2015
3 Things I Didn’t Know About Personal Compromise.
When I deconverted, and no longer had any reason to automagically grant my then-husband or...
April 10, 2015
The Defection of Jimmy Carter.
Once upon a time, what people knew about Jimmy Carter likely went along these lines:...
April 08, 2015
The Coin We Recognize.
A long time ago I ran across a metaphor that changed the entire landscape for...
April 06, 2015
A Favor You Never Asked For.
It's the Easter holiday, and there's a lot of crap getting written about sacrifices, this...
April 03, 2015
The One Reason Why You Don’t Need To Purchase Your Disbelief.
Sometimes we get this idea that if we jump through enough hoops, read enough books,...
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