Resources for Seekers

This page focuses on resources for people who are having doubts and seeking answers. If you know a good resource to support people who are seeking answers please email us at resources@recoveringfromreligion.org or fill out our Resource Suggestions Form.

 

Exploring Belief Systems

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

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.
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

Why We Believe In Gods
Dr. Andy Thompson's speech about how God-belief is explained by science,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMmvu9eMrg

Get God's Self-Appointed Messengers Out of Your Head
Valerie Tarico - Which buzz phrases from your past are stuck in your brain? "God's messengers" were all real complicated people with biases, blind spots, favorite foods and morning breath. They were not gods and they are not you. So how can you get them out of your head or at least reduce them to muffled background noise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElfyYA420F0


Critical Thinking Skills

The Skeptical Studies Curriculum Resource Center 

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.
http://www.skeptic.com/skepticism-101/
 


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
Find this book on Amazon.


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/