Tag Archives: recovery from religion

Former Fundamentalist and Father of Eleven Now an Evangelist for Evolutionary Biology

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An interview with former fundamentalist, Ed Suominen. Ed Suominen was raised in a small sect of Lutheran Christianity called Laestadianism. Of the 32,000+ denominations into which Christianity has fractured, his is one of the more conservative. Members believe in the … Continue reading

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The Best of AwayPoint

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Don’t want to spend time browsing?  The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, often under more than one title, together receiving over 2 million views. The site name given is where each first received an enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems

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At age sixteen I began what would be a four year struggle with bulimia.  When the symptoms started, I turned in desperation to adults who knew more than I did about how to stop shameful behavior—my Bible study leader and … Continue reading

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From AwayPoint on Youtube: How Beliefs Change

With all of the ways that beliefs resist change, one might think that awakening to complicated realities is hopeless. But there is another half of the equation. As much as we tend to be wary of threats against our world … Continue reading

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8 Ways the Religious Right Wins Converts – To Atheism

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Note: Este articulo es disponible en español aquí. If the Catholic Bishops, their Evangelical Protestant allies, and other Right-wing fundamentalists had the sole objective of decimating religious belief, they couldn’t be doing a better job of it.  Testimonials at sites … Continue reading

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