Godless parenting link collection

Because we get asked so often about parenting advice by atheists, I wrote a couple of posts a few years ago laying out some basic advice on the subject. Since then I have done two appearances with Dale McGowan, author of “Parenting Beyond Belief.” Now when anybody asks about the topic I provide a short list of links, which so far have seemed to thoroughly cover most questions people have. Because of that, I am reposting that entire list here.

Hope that helps you parents out there.


  1. Ingrid says

    I have some conscerns. You see I live in a country where atheists are about 1 percent of the enyire population, i ve stwrted reading about physics , Dawkins , evolutionary theory snd such about 5 years agou (mind you I m 25 now) but was raised Catholic, never really believed or never was a religious person but my parents forced me inyo it and it damaged my self-esteem and overall balance very much , because instead of being tsught how to think i was abused emotionally and physically until i gave up questioning..so how could i reconcile my current beliefs with the scarring of the past ,as i cannot force the indoctrinated ideas out or wipe my mind clean..?

  2. Narf says

    Ingrid, Rich Lyons comes to mind. He did a podcast called Living After Faith. It’s at http://livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/.

    He doesn’t seem to be doing new episodes, though. The last one is from November 2013. I know he was having major issues with PTSD from his religious background, recently, and that could be causing him problems. Still, listening through the backlog of his podcast might be helpful for you.

    I’ve never listened to it, myself, since the indoctrination never really took for me. I don’t have any real emotional trauma from my Catholic upbringing. The podcast didn’t seem like it would be my sort of thing, since I don’t have those sorts of issues.

    I know that we have a lot of developing resources for people recovering from their religious indoctrination, here in the US. I’m not sure how things are looking in other countries, though. For that matter, if you aren’t in a major city, in the US, it’s probably harder to find things like that, too. I’ve never lived in an urban area of less than a million or so, so I’ve been kind of privileged that way.


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