Recovering from Religion April Meetup

 

Come on out, unburden yourselves of your religious hang-ups, and laugh or cry over the stories our members tell. It's very cathartic, almost perversely enjoyable.

Our meetings tend to be small, so everyone has a chance to share or bring up any topic of personal interest. You never know who is going to show up, but whatever happens is always an enjoyable surprise.

We are meeting at the City-Heights Public Library, conveniently located near Hwy 15 between Hwy 8 and Hwy 94. We are trying a new day and time this month so that we might have an opportunity to meet more of our members who would like to attend, but cannot join us on Wednesday evenings.

Hope to see you there!

About Recovering from Religion:

Leaving religion is full of potential problems, both emotional and practical.  How will I tell my parents and extended family? How will this affect my marriage? How do I break the news to my religious friends and what if it disrupts the friendship? How to deal with child rearing issues? Who can I talk to about my feelings without being told, “You just need more faith.” (as if the problem is simply that not being gullible enough.)

Recovering from Religion talks about all these and more.

If getting out of religion is important to you, RR can help you navigate the new world of satisfied skepticism. Through local support groups, we offer the opportunity to explore the negative impact of religion in your life, without judgment. We can help you get connected to the many folks who, just like you, are embracing a life beyond faith.

For more about Recovering from Religion, CLICK HERE

 

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  • Rebecca D.

    It was nice to meet all of you. I really liked the fellowship and look forward to more events with this group.

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • Debbie A.

      So glad you felt "at home", and that you'd like to see some of us again. See you next time!

      April 29, 2013

  • Tom T.

    Nice to meet all of you this afternoon. Here's the original link for the reddit "invite a physicist to your funeral" post I mentioned. Ended up being from NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4675953

    April 28, 2013

    • DonnaO

      Thanks so much, Tom!

      April 28, 2013

  • DonnaO

    Nice people and good conversation.

    April 28, 2013

  • Wilfredo P.

    Another excellent meeting. It was fascinating to hear the stories of the new members. There are some characteristics common to all of us: we have curious, inquiring minds; we question authority; we don't accept religious dogma; and we demand evidence of any claims.

    2 · April 28, 2013

  • Douglas W.

    I got there late, but I was able to introduce myself, tell my story and meet some really nice people. Looking forward to the next one.

    April 28, 2013

  • DonnaO

    I'm 95% sure I can make this, so I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

    April 27, 2013

  • Rebecca D.

    I attended an event about a year ago but "life" got in the way of being able to attend regularly. I am glad to get started again. I look forward to this topic!

    April 21, 2013

    • Wilfredo P.

      We completely understand, Rebecca. And we're glad you're back. Looking forward to talking to you at the next meeting. --Wilfredo--

      April 22, 2013

  • Wilfredo P.

    One of my colleagues at work died this week of cancer. She had been in hospice care for the past month or so. When my coworkers got a sympathy card for her, almost all of them wrote something about God or prayers. I just told her I miss her and said "peace." This brings up the question of how can atheists respectfully offer condolences when someone dies. I'd like to discuss this at the next meeting.

    This is an old post from the Richard Dawkins website on this issue. There are some very intelligent comments here. Note that clergy have used funeral sermons to bash non-believers. I think that is callous, mean-spirited, and of course, totally inappropriate.

    Your thoughts?

    http://old.richarddawkins.net/discussions/577979-how-can-atheists-give-condolences-about-someone-s-death

    April 22, 2013

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