Recovering Fundamentalists

Politics of Religious Hate

By fschaeffer

Frank Schaeffer discusses Mitt Romney’s punch-the-token-gay fiasco.

The Skeptic (EP)

By rsteinerrf

The latest EP from Recovering Fundamentalists co-founder Drew Stedman explores the contradictions of faith and the beauty of truth.

Can You Prove That Hell Isn’t Real?

By Drew Stedman

Of all of the negative aspects of religion, I have found none of them to be more profoundly damaging to human dignity and self-respect than the threat of Hell for non-believers.

My Story – Why I Am A Recovering Fundamentalist

By Drew Stedman

Read Recovering Fundamentalists founder Drew Stedman’s story of recovery from evangelical fundamentalism.

Reason Rally Highlights

By Drew Stedman

Check out highlights from the Reason Rally on the National Mall.

Recovering Fundamentalists on BBC’s Sunday Morning Live

By rsteinerrf

Recovering Fundamentalists Co-Founder Drew Stedman will appear on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live on August 7, 2011 to discuss his personal experiences with exorcisms.

Planned Poverty

By rsteinerrf

In a nation with 3 million hungry children and 2 million prison inmates, the abolishment of Planned Parenthood seems unreasonable. Once again, religion can be found where reason is lost.

Dismantling Fundamentalism Intro

By rsteinerrf

This series will focus on some of the many errors within the Bible in the hope that those who are questioning these beliefs will find the information helpful.

An Editorial on Christian Zionists

By fschaeffer

By Frank Schaeffer

The truth is that when it comes to pandering to powerful religious/ethnic “blocs” in the US the biggest game in town is the across the board bowing to the white Evangelical “base” of the Republican Party.

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It began when I was a kid, the feeling of impending doom. Something terrible was going to happen at any moment. A nebulous yet all-consuming fear of the unknown gripped me—by day. By night, it was an all-consuming encounter with evil. A malevolent phantom became Legion and the lines blurred. I became it, them—pure evil. […]

Posted on July 2, 2013 by Grace Peterson

Tough scenario. 61 years old, in year three of missionary work with my wife after giving up everything to come here, and I have finally decided to walk away from the supernatural after a life of belief in it. How do I tell my wife? How do I tell all those who trust me and […]

Posted on June 29, 2013 by Rico

I am in my mid 30′s and a dad. I grew up in a very fundamentalist church, of which my dad is a minister. He was never as strict as some of the other preachers, so I thought I escaped relatively unscathed, but now I know I have a few scars. Now, instead of the […]

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Matt

My name is Phil, and I’m recovering from Protestantism. My story started with the Seventh-Day Adventist cult. I was very young as a kid who learned about the seventh day (Saturday) still being holy, that the Pope was the anti-Christ, etc. I didn’t know if they were right or not, but they were very judgmental […]

Posted on June 24, 2013 by Phil

Hi, my name is Kim and I’m a recovering fundamentalist. I was raised in an evangelical, fundamentalist household. I was sent to a private fundamentalist school from K-8 that was part of the racist British Israelism movement. My parents used to go to the church affiliated with that school, but stopped going there when the […]

Posted on June 16, 2013 by Kim

It started, for me, as a little girl, walking up to the altar after an inspiring puppet-show about Jesus Christ and his love for little, sinning, me. I was four years old. No one pushed me out of my seat, or told me I had to accept Jesus “as my Savior”, but I knew that […]

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Anna

My parents drank the koolaid of the “Charismatic” movement/”Moral Majority.” It got to a point where it was “we’re moving to Guyana, kids” bad. If Pat Robertson had been Jim Jones, we would be buried in a mass grave now. The parents I knew became babbling idiots who prayed for us rather than take us […]

Posted on June 11, 2013 by Joan

Opening excerpt from my new book, GOD IN CHAINS: 1 So this is what it’s like to not know what you believe anymore. You have just awoken. You stare up from the bed at a ceiling that is no longer there. It has collapsed, too heavy to be held up any longer by the walls […]

Posted on May 11, 2013 by recoverystories

Hi, I’m Matt and I’m a recovering evangelical. I was brought up in a loving, but very conservative evangelical home. Went to Uni and then got a job in a church. But after three years working for a church I slowly started to see a greater difference to what I believed and life. Now in […]

Posted on April 21, 2013 by recoverystories

I attended an extremely hardcore, abusive, and fundamentalist Southern Baptist run private school from second grade through twelfth grade. I am now 25 and I’m three years into dealing with the residual issues. I have generalized anxiety disorder as a consequence of the trauma I experienced on a daily basis at that school.

Posted on April 18, 2013 by recoverystories

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