Stories of Deconversion


Brazil is the most christian country in the world
Nov 24, 2020 · 1 

I’m Brazilian. For those who don’t know, Brazil is the most christian country in the world proportionally. I live in a family where my mom is an ex missionary of a pentecostal church, and my older sister and my brother-in-law are actual pastors in the same church. My mom still goes to the church nowadays, …

Escaping a Cult’s Grasp
Nov 3, 2020 ·

Mr. Richard Dawkins, Let me begin by acknowledging that although this correspondence is addressed to Richard Dawkins, I have no delusions that he will ever read this, nor would I expect him to do so. Clearly, there are much more pressing matters to attend to rather than to hear another one of these stodgy tales, …

We have enough stuff to talk about everyday and don’t need God in our daily life
Sep 14, 2020 ·

I grew up in an Islamic environment where being joyful and looking well-presented were against the  Sharia. From the age of 4-5 children are told -or it is better to say forced- by parents and the authorities to act based on Islamic rules and regulations. For an instance, I remember one sad memory of my …

You’ve changed my life for the better
Apr 18, 2019 · 5 

I just wanted to thank Mr. Dawkins for being outspoken and passionate against the harms of religion, as well as teaching science and the beauty of evolution, especially in America where it is so desperately needed. I want to thank him for helping me crawl out of the dark religious hole I was suffering in …

Atheism is illegal in Malaysia
Nov 23, 2018 · 2 

I have been brought up as a methodist christian since i was young. However, one day, my dad, a non-believer, tell me something about science when I was 9 years-old, I denied religion on that night and convert into a atheist since that. I like to criticsies my christian friends on their faith and even …

The religions were interesting to me, but none were persuasive.
Sep 5, 2018 · 116 

I was born in 1944 in the Midwest region of the United States. My parents were Catholic. I attended and graduated from a Catholic high school where the majority of teachers were members of a religious congregation of sisters. As a small child, I expressed a desire to become a priest, and I received so …

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