Last year, psychologist Darrel Ray surveyed 10,000 atheists on their relationship to religion and sexuality. The results showed that there wasn’t much difference between believers and nonbelievers–though there were large differences in the amount of guilt. Atheists who had been religious reported that they experienced far less guilt after leaving religion and far better sex.
In Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality, Ray documents how religions incite guilt over sexuality and how they use this guilt to maintain control over their followers. Join us this Sunday as he explores this control in both historical and modern contexts.
- Darrel Ray’s page on Atheist Nexus
- The Results of an Atheist Sex Survey
- Darrel Ray Responds to Critics of Sex and Secularism Survey
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