1 hr 36 min

E25: The Stigma of Nonbelief w/ Erin Louis Recovering from Religion

    • Religion & Spirituality

Coming out as a non-believer to friends and family can be terrifying, it invites judgement and criticism from people who care about you. In this RfRx talk, Erin Louis will share her own experiences in confronting the unfounded stereotypes and stigmas of being a former adult entertainer and how similar those experiences are to being an out-of-the-closet atheist. We’ll cover the various beliefs and non-beliefs of non-believers, share tips on identifying those stereotypes, and discuss how and when to come out of the closet.


Erin Louis is a former adult entertainer and a present-day author. She has written 3 non-fiction books about her life as a stripper and several short fiction stories. Erin has had a lifelong love of horror and dark humor, but more importantly, she’s an advocate for critical thinking, humanism, and healthy sexual expression.

Hosted by Eric Wells, the RfR Support Group Director, and Kara Griffin, RfR Helpline Agent

Recorded on May 31st, 2021

More about Erin Louis
- https://www.erinlouis.com
- Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Erin-Louis
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erinlouis666
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinLouis666



Atheist Community of Discord: https://discord.com/invite/B28xRKb

The primary focus of Recovering from Religion (RfR) is to offer hope, healing, and support to those struggling with issues of doubt and non-belief. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. We are here to help each other through this journey.

For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at RfRx@recoveringfromreligion.org.

Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org.
To talk over the phone, dial:
(844) 368-2848 in the US & Canada
+3 4505 2402 in Australia
+20 3856 8791 in the UK
+27 11 043 5323 in South Africa

Peer support is also available through local support groups. These groups offer monthly in-person meetings as a place to express doubts, fears, emotions & concerns about religion you wouldn't normally feel comfortable expressing in a religious community. Find your nearest support group at http://www.meetup.com/pro/recovering-from-religion

If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org.

RfR has an immense collection of well-curated resources available as you go through your journey, including resources for mental and physical crises, working with relationships, issues stemming from specific religions, coming out stories, and much more. Head to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/resources for these helpful resources.

Subscribe to the
RfR Blog: https://medium.com/excommunications
RfR Podcast: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/podcast

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok or really wherever you hang out on social media.

Coming out as a non-believer to friends and family can be terrifying, it invites judgement and criticism from people who care about you. In this RfRx talk, Erin Louis will share her own experiences in confronting the unfounded stereotypes and stigmas of being a former adult entertainer and how similar those experiences are to being an out-of-the-closet atheist. We’ll cover the various beliefs and non-beliefs of non-believers, share tips on identifying those stereotypes, and discuss how and when to come out of the closet.


Erin Louis is a former adult entertainer and a present-day author. She has written 3 non-fiction books about her life as a stripper and several short fiction stories. Erin has had a lifelong love of horror and dark humor, but more importantly, she’s an advocate for critical thinking, humanism, and healthy sexual expression.

Hosted by Eric Wells, the RfR Support Group Director, and Kara Griffin, RfR Helpline Agent

Recorded on May 31st, 2021

More about Erin Louis
- https://www.erinlouis.com
- Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Erin-Louis
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erinlouis666
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinLouis666



Atheist Community of Discord: https://discord.com/invite/B28xRKb

The primary focus of Recovering from Religion (RfR) is to offer hope, healing, and support to those struggling with issues of doubt and non-belief. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. We are here to help each other through this journey.

For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at RfRx@recoveringfromreligion.org.

Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org.
To talk over the phone, dial:
(844) 368-2848 in the US & Canada
+3 4505 2402 in Australia
+20 3856 8791 in the UK
+27 11 043 5323 in South Africa

Peer support is also available through local support groups. These groups offer monthly in-person meetings as a place to express doubts, fears, emotions & concerns about religion you wouldn't normally feel comfortable expressing in a religious community. Find your nearest support group at http://www.meetup.com/pro/recovering-from-religion

If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org.

RfR has an immense collection of well-curated resources available as you go through your journey, including resources for mental and physical crises, working with relationships, issues stemming from specific religions, coming out stories, and much more. Head to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/resources for these helpful resources.

Subscribe to the
RfR Blog: https://medium.com/excommunications
RfR Podcast: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/podcast

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok or really wherever you hang out on social media.

1 hr 36 min

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