ExCommunications
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ExCommunications

The Unholy Kinship of Faith, Suspended Disbelief and Psychopathy

Submitted by Terry Hill

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Suspended disbelief can be defined as the intentional avoidance of critical thinking or logic in examining something unreal or impossible in reality, such as a work of speculative fiction, in order to believe it for the sake of enjoyment. It’s something we learn to do at a very young age.

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Stories from people who have questioned their beliefs, left their faith, navigated doubt, and changed their minds about religion. Some are atheists, some agnostic, and some embrace a different kind of belief. All of them are recovering from religion.

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