Colleen and Rebecca grew up together in Fresno, California. Rebecca, attending an evangelical youth group, loved her Catholic friend Colleen and wanted to save her from the religiosity of Catholicism. Now they’re both proud atheists taking on the task of describing their atheism to others.
So I wrote this Facebook post about love and fear and two ladies read it. By no fault of their own, they read it from a different context than I intended. They both made comments, which at the time I deemed as incoherent because they were so far out of my frame of reference for the post that I arrogantly tossed them aside.
"We need to have each other's backs and realize that in doing so we're not taking anything away from ourselves."
- Lori Fazzino
"Leaving religion is a journey and the things about it change for everyone." - Lori Fazzino
Her studies and research are fascinating. In this episode she puts them to use and shares a lot more of her findings, stories of deconverted folks finding freedom, lets me know what stage of the process I am in and helps me through my fear of atheism...
Lori Fazzino M.A. is a Doctoral Student & Graduate Instructor with the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Her studies and research are fascinating. This will be a pair of episodes that will encourage those leaving religion and fascinate those in or outside of it. Lori's focus of study has been Religious Deconversion and Atheism and Community in Las Vegas culture...