1 hr 18 min

Shannon: Deconversion Anonymous Graceful Atheist Podcast

    • Religion

This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode.

This week’s guest is Shannon. Shannon’ story delves into the emotional experience of deconversion. Shannon grew up in an Independent Fundamental Baptist church, where the teachings were pernicious.

As a teen and into adulthood, Shannon knew her own beliefs and convictions did not always align with her church or family. She tried to be who they wanted her to be, but her decisions were never quite enough for them.

Over the years, she slowly, like “mental velcro,” ripped out the only beliefs she had known. Where her family couldn’t hold space for her questions, her husband could. It was a hard journey, but she wasn’t on it alone.

Today, Shannon misses the certainty she used to have, the path laid out in front of her with easy answers. But she is able to see the world with new eyes—the glory and majesty of nature, the wonders of scientific inquiry. It has changed her for the better, and she isn’t looking back.

Recommendations
Thought Experiments For Believers
https://gracefulatheist.com/2018/12/03/thought-experiments-for-believers/

Deconversion How To
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/

Review of Hell is the Absence of God
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/06/04/review-hell-is-the-absence-of-god/

After Life trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIGGKSHMQOM

The Invention of Lying trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhRnmyBjOLs


Interact
Join the Deconversion Anonymous Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/deconversion


Full episode show notes
https://gracefulatheist.com/2022/05/22/shannon-deconversion-anonymous/


Secular Grace
https://gracefulatheist.com/2016/10/21/secular-grace/


Deconversion
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/


Deconstruction
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/#deconstruction/


Attribution
"Waves" track written and produced by Makaih Beats
https://makaihbeats.net/



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This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode.

This week’s guest is Shannon. Shannon’ story delves into the emotional experience of deconversion. Shannon grew up in an Independent Fundamental Baptist church, where the teachings were pernicious.

As a teen and into adulthood, Shannon knew her own beliefs and convictions did not always align with her church or family. She tried to be who they wanted her to be, but her decisions were never quite enough for them.

Over the years, she slowly, like “mental velcro,” ripped out the only beliefs she had known. Where her family couldn’t hold space for her questions, her husband could. It was a hard journey, but she wasn’t on it alone.

Today, Shannon misses the certainty she used to have, the path laid out in front of her with easy answers. But she is able to see the world with new eyes—the glory and majesty of nature, the wonders of scientific inquiry. It has changed her for the better, and she isn’t looking back.

Recommendations
Thought Experiments For Believers
https://gracefulatheist.com/2018/12/03/thought-experiments-for-believers/

Deconversion How To
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/

Review of Hell is the Absence of God
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/06/04/review-hell-is-the-absence-of-god/

After Life trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIGGKSHMQOM

The Invention of Lying trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhRnmyBjOLs


Interact
Join the Deconversion Anonymous Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/deconversion


Full episode show notes
https://gracefulatheist.com/2022/05/22/shannon-deconversion-anonymous/


Secular Grace
https://gracefulatheist.com/2016/10/21/secular-grace/


Deconversion
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/


Deconstruction
https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/#deconstruction/


Attribution
"Waves" track written and produced by Makaih Beats
https://makaihbeats.net/



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1 hr 18 min