Life Without Religion is a peer support group for people who have left religion and whose lives have been negatively impacted as a result.
A recent article in the Washington Post revealed a major reason why some people raised in a fundamentalist religion feel cheated when they are adults and have escaped from the religion bubble. The article, The Revolt of the Christian home-schoolers, is about a couple who were both raised in fundamentalist homes and were home-schooled. They started to home-school their own children but realized that the children would be better off in public schools. Eventually, they realized that their own education had been very inadequate and they felt cheated. In addition, people who went to public schools but were restricted from associations with their school community feel cheated as a result.
This is not unusual for people who have left a fundamentalist religion. They were told that public schools taught falsehoods and were evil. In some cases, they were counselled to follow career paths that led nowhere. As adults, they were missing important segments of their education and/or experiences. It is very helpful to discuss these disappointments with others who have had similar experiences which is one of the things we do in Life Without Religion meetings. Members receive the Zoom link by email a day or two before each meeting.
If you are not yet a member of LWR and are interested in joining, or if you have any questions, contact Lois at email@example.com.