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The trauma of lost faith - last commented 09 April 2011 11:28 AM

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Go to: Religion as "comfort" to people in distress: fact or myth?

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Speaking as someone who has given up a life long faith, I have to say that I sincerely sympathise with those who cannot face giving up their own. It can be a messy and painful transition especially if you do not have any proper support. It hit me hard and I spent time in a pysichiatric ward coming to terms with my loss of faith. I understand why, in the face of all reason, one would cling to Faith regardless. Its like staying in the Matrix, (as in the movie) because facing the reality of death and loss and searching for meaning in life can be so incredibly difficult for some. Its easier to stay in the Matrix. Waking up to reality takes courage, love and support and I sincerely believe if there was an organisation dedicated to helping people deal with this then more people would consider taking the "red pill".

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:47:34 UTC | #938202

Go to: Locked Out: How the Church Responded to their Pastor’s Coming Out

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I know how hard it was to admit to myself, let alone others, that I had been deceiving myself through wish thinking for all of my life; it can be devastating yet, I believe, courageous.At the time it seems very real and plausable and I carried on believing because it was to frightening to face reality. I send you lots of love and hugs

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 16:10:58 UTC | #938002

Go to: Q&A: Pell vs Dawkins - April 9, Easter Monday night

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1QHO_AVZA

well I thoroughly enjoyed this but I have to say, having listened to many of Richard Dawkins' debates this was the most lame opponent he has ever had. A Young Earth Creationist would have put up a better aruegument than this Cardinal. There were moments where I thought Richard would burst with anger (but of course he never does) and moments where I laughed out loud (like when the Cardinal talked about "preparing young boys..."). I think the Cardinal should receive a special award for single-handedly trashing his own religion.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:40:36 UTC | #936711

Go to: Richard Dawkins and his Foundation at the Reason Rally

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...although I realise it would get no BBC media coverage whatsoever......

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:12:55 UTC | #936691

Go to: Richard Dawkins and his Foundation at the Reason Rally

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Can we have a Reason Rally in London please????

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:12:18 UTC | #936690

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