Please note corrected date for this event – 19th May Read more
We are please to announce a new chapter of Recovering from Religion Read more
God’s representative on Earth joins Twittersphere Read more
2011 Census results revealed Read more
The UK’s first branch of ‘Recovering from Religion’ begins in London. Read more
Book review Read more
Another blow for the irrationality of religious faith. Read more
Beware of creeping (and creepy) Creationism. Read more
Help start a local group in Northern Ireland. Read more
This is a question that has fascinated me simply because it is one that I cannot answer. I have never been religious so I have never technically left it. Now logic, reason and rationality prevent me from taking it up, but why do people leave?
What initially triggers the doubt? What pushes people “over the edge” to completely leave?
Is it becoming acquainted with logic and reason, is it learning the counter arguments or is it as a result of emotional reactions to e.g. religious hypocracy or abuse? I have heard good arguments for many reasons, and I’m not sure if anyone has done any formal research on this issue (if anyone knows of any research please post a link).