- Other links:
- Stories of Deconversion
- Recovering from religion find groups and / or therapists http://richarddawkins.net/recoveringfromreligion/
- What recent converts think about
A loss of faith can leave someone feeling very confused, as ideas once relied upon are no longer there to provide the support they once did. Letting go of a belief in a deity is very much like losing a family member or going through a break-up. Temporary depression is common.
Where do you go from here? What is your next step? This page is a good place to start.<<~Atheism FAQ for the Newly Deconverted http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/RationalWiki_Atheism_FAQ_for_the_Newly_Deconverted
The important thing is to never stop learning. Always continue seeking knowledge. The more knowledge you gain, the stronger your foundation becomes. There is a universe of knowledge to dive into, and you may find that digesting that knowledge will come easier with spiritual beliefs not interfering.
Reddit provides sub-communities for ex-christians, ex-muslims, ex-mormons, and ex-adventists to interact with others and get their bearings. TheGreatProject is where a lot of deconversion stories are told. (via Loudsignal.com)
~Here is a respectful Christian in a series of videos explaining, from a believers point of view, his de-conversion.
Heres the link to the 22 video series above http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mSy1-Q_BEtQ&list=PLA0C3C1D163BE880A
How I Gave Up Religion (another story… much shorter) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C10k2c2h44c
New atheists or agnostics will sometimes find themselves in a difficult, if not dangerous, position, usually in the form of aggressive disagreement with family members and friends. This can result in becoming ostracized, homeless, or even worse.
If you are in direct danger of your physical well-being, you should stop reading this page and immediately contact your local law enforcement. In such a situation, it may be useful to record such conversations with family or friends, though you should check local laws. Here is a quick overview of recording law.
Consider contacting any family or friends that you think might be willing to help you. (via Loudsignal.com)