Seeker Resources

We've set aside this page for resources that are related specifically for people who are seeking answers. Some may note that we do not give links to apologetics sites (sites from a religious standpoint). For those types of sites a simple internet search will bring up many pages and articles that will give you a religious standpoint. We have not listed them on our site because we do not want to risk any harm to anyone seeking answers by what may be listed on the apologetics sites. 

If you know of a resource that would support people who are seeking please email us at resources@recoveringfromreligion.org or fill out our Resource Suggestions Form.

Thoughts for Doubting Believers
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/excommunications/2017/05/thoughts-for-doubting-believers/

Exploring Belief Systems

Iron Chariots
Iron Chariots is intended to provide information on apologetics and counter-apologetics. We'll be collecting common arguments and providing responses, information and resources to help counter the glut of misinformation and poor arguments which masquerade as evidence for religious claims.
The complexity of issues surrounding religion ensures that any proper assessment requires us to delve into a number of philosophical, historical and sociological topics. Our ultimate goal is to provide a robust and definitive resource for:

  • atheists seeking responses to common apologetic arguments
  • theists who are questioning the efficacy of their beliefs
  • apologists who feel that their "pet" argument is above reproach
  • individuals of any philosophical ideal who have an interest in religious studies

http://wiki.ironchariots.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Religion Facts 
In all corners of the world and in all eras of history, people have wondered about the meaning of life, how to make the best of it, what happens afterwards, and if there is anyone or anything "out there." The goal of this website is to provide free, reliable information - "just the facts" - on the various answers that have been given to these questions, as well as the rituals and customs that go along with them.
http://www.religionfacts.com/

Religious Tolerance Org
This is a website that has a large variety of topics on a many world religions.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/

Street Epistemology
This resource is a tool on how to talk with people about why they hold the beliefs they hold.
https://streetepistemology.com/

Where I Searched for Answers and Info
The author lists out resources of where they searched in their quest for answers. The resources are both atheist and Christian.
http://www.reallifebeyondfaith.com/2015/04/where-i-searched-for-answers-and-info.html


Critical Thinking Skills

The Skeptical Studies Curriculum Resource Center 
http://www.skeptic.com/skepticism-101/
This is a comprehensive, free repository of resources for teaching students how to think skeptically. This Center contains an ever-growing selection of books, reading lists, course syllabi, in-class exercises, PowerPoint presentations, student projects, papers, and videos that you may download and use in your own classes. Lessons in these resources include:

  • what science is, how it differs from pseudoscience, and why it matters
  • the scientific method and how to use it to investigate and conduct skeptical analyses of extraordinary claims
  • how to construct effective arguments and rhetorical strategies
  • how to effectively use presentations and papers to present an argument
  • reason, logic, and skeptical analysis
  • the psychology of belief
  • how ideas are presented within academia
  • how peer review works
  • and much more…

Understanding Reality

Understanding Science  
http://undsci.berkeley.edu/index.php
This site will give the reader an explanation of what science is and what is involved in understanding science. You can follow the Understanding Science 101 path through the site or jump around to different subjects that interest you. At the top right of the site you will see an option to explore an interactive representation of the process of science. The site also includes Misconceptions about science, A scientific approach to life: A science toolkit, and more.

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
Find this book on Amazon.

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Find this book on Amazon.

Why Evolution Is True
Find this book on Amazon.

The Origin of Species


Resources critical of god

These resources are ones for those who really want to go deep in their study and go there fast. These resources pull no punches.

God is imaginary This author puts together over 50 simple proofs that God is imaginary.
http://www.godisimaginary.com/

Truth Saves http://truth-saves.com/

Why won't God heal amputees? The author looks at a simple question (the name of the site is the question) and goes in depth to answer that question.
https://whywontgodhealamputees.com/