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S3E4: Living After Faith

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Chad, Becky, and Rich, all having experienced deconversions in the last few years, get together and talk about life after faith, the deconversion process, how things have changed, the insights they’ve gained, and the good times that have rolled.

About the Author: Sam Mulvey

Sam Mulvey is a producer and the technical brain behind Ask an Atheist. He is a collector of vinegar varieties, vintage computers, antique radios, and propaganda.

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Living After Faith?… hmmm, thought I would share how things are with my atheism. Well, other than my sister disowning me, losing my dads respect, and my mom acting like it was a disease before she passed away, things are kind of okay. I still have 5 other family members who are sort of okay with me being an atheist. It’s still sinking in with them though. I sort of stop caring about what others thought about it, because if they truly love me, then they will get over it. If not, then oh well, have a nice life… you… Read more »

Russell Glasser

Hi guys, I enjoyed this episode a lot. Having been raised as an atheist, I never had to go through a deconversion period, so I always find other people’s stories of transitioning away from religion really interesting. My experience as a “cultural Jew” also matches Becky’s pretty closely. However, the episode did leave me with some pretty serious nagging questions. What happened to Rich after his deconversion? The way he left it — he’s in his 40’s, has just lost his job, family, and community. He assured us that he bounced back, so that’s good, but what happened next? Where… Read more »

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