Posts tagged Life After God
Grieving the Living

A Post-Belief Reflection on the Losses of Deconversion.

When someone dies, Americans know what to do. We don’t like to grieve publicly, but we know what to do, and we are good at doing those things. We bake casseroles. We fly home—real home—the middle of the middle of South Carolina. We hug cousins. We mingle at a musty funeral home. We console. Sometimes we look. We bury. (Or we burn. We scatter.) We cry. We eat. We tell stories. We watch filmstrips. We sing.

In the Southern Baptist tradition, funerals are often… [read more]

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How and Why We Believe - Part 2

“So you don’t believe in Jesus?”

I said, “I believe he was probably a person. There’s some evidence that yes, there was a person named Jesus but I don’t believe he was born of a virgin. No, I don’t, mom.” And her question was,

“Are you still a good person?”

And because I’m me, I said, “I’m not really clear what good means but yes, I want to help people, I care about people, I like people. And I really love you.” That worked enough for her. 

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How and Why We Believe - Part 1

We care a great deal about WHAT we believe but we're often unaware of HOW we believe—the underlying processes and conditions that give rise to our beliefs.

An ex-Catholic, a former-Mormon, and a post-Evangelical walk into a bar…

*not a joke, just 3 friends geeking out about the psychology of belief.*

The following is a transcript of a conversation between Brian Peck, LCSW, Carolyn Golden, Psy.D. and James Connelly, Psy.D. recorded for the Life After God podcast on March 13, 2018.

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