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Recovering from Religion December 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.

The main topic of the December meeting will be how we deal with religious relatives during the holidays.

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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  • Debbie

    I am passing along these resources... things discussed during our RR meeting. Don't forget to order books through AMAZON with our unique link (available on our page) under the SPONSORS column (left side of page). Podcasts
    Brain Science Podcast
    The Bible Geek
    The Atheist Experience
    The Bible Geek
    Brain Science Podcast
    Freethought Radio (
    The Humanist Hour
    Living After Faith
    Mormon Stories - LDS
    William Lane Craig Debate Feed

    Hope after Faith, by Jerry DeWitt
    Godless, by Dan Barker
    The God Virus, by Dr. Darrel Ray (founder of Recovering from Religion)
    Leaving the Fold - A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving their Religion (and anything else) by Dr. Marlene Winell
    Why I Became an Atheist, by John Loftus

    December 22, 2013

  • Ed S.

    I met people with interesting stories.

    December 21, 2013

  • Debbie

    It was fun to welcome newcomers to our meeting, as well as a couple people I haven't seen for a long time. I was pleasantly surprised that people wanted to continue the meeting after the meeting!

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Ed S.

    My immediate family was not a problem when I announced my lack of belief - my mother was actually against religion. However, I did encounter problems with religious people outside of my family, which is one reason that I will be attending. The other reason is that I want to be supportive of people who have had significant issues in recovering from religion.

    1 · December 17, 2013

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  • Wilfredo P.
    HFSD Board Member, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Debbie
    HFSD President; SDCoR Director, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Ed S. +1

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