Fellow Clergy Project member Teresa Macbain just featured one of my posts on the Ex-Communications blog.
Ex-Communications is the blog by the Recovering from Religion organization. From their blog:
If you are one of the many people who have determined that religion no longer has a place in your life, but you’re still dealing with the after-effects in one way or another, Recovering From Religion (RR) may be what you’re looking for.
Many people come to a realization that they no longer accept supernatural explanations for the world around them, or they recognize the conflict religious belief creates. It can be difficult to let go of these beliefs because family and culture put tremendous pressure on people voicing doubts.
We want to help you find your way out. We know your changing beliefs have nothing to do with “not having enough faith”, and we know it has nothing to do with not finding “the right” version of religion. RR is made up of people who have all given religion our best shot, but we can’t accept the unacceptable any longer. If you’ve ever questioned the archaic edicts and laws of holy books, the inconsistent morality and questionable motive of ancient teachings (along with their many modern interpretations); if you’ve raised an eyebrow to virgin births, or found the flaws in resurrections, bronze age “miracles” and the ridiculously misguided “power of prayer;” then Recovering From Religion is the place for you.
We are recovering from every imaginable religion: Baptists, Mormons, Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hindus, Muslims, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Evangelicals, and many more. We are happy, we are healthy, and we warmly welcome you to a life free of the confines of faith.
I know many of you have walked a similar path as I have, yet you weren’t pastors. This might be an organization you want to check out!
They also have a hotline if you are in distress about leaving your religion and you just need someone to talk to.