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E92: The Science Of Sex w/ Dr. Darrel Ray

Recovering From Religion

Religions teach nothing about actual sexuality, biology and why our bodies work as they do. In this talk Dr. Ray will be discussing some basic facts about sex, evolution and human sexuality, like why is the penis shaped as it is? What is it with all those sperm males produce? What is sexual dimorphism? Are we chimps, gorillas or bonobos? We breed cows, chickens and other animals, could we be breeding ourselves as well? Learning the science of sex can help you make your own decisions about your sexuality and help you throw away the 3,000 year old ideas found in religious indoctrination.  Trigger warning: This discussion contains images of genetalia and acknowledges the existence of sex. Dr Darrel Ray is the Founder & President of Recovering from Religion. He has been a psychologist for over thirty years and is the author of four books: including "The God Virus-How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture" and "Sex and God-How Religion Distorts Sexuality". Dr. Ray has been a student of religion most of his life and holds a Masters Degree in religion as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology/Anthropology with a Doctorate in Psychology.  Hosted by Eric Wells, the RfR Support Group Director and Kara Griffin, RfR Helpline Agent  Recorded on June 21, 2021 For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at RfRx@recoveringfromreligion.org. Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org. To talk over the phone, dial: (844) 368-2848 in the US & Canada If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok. Volunteer: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer Donate: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recovering-from-religion/message

1hr 40mins

26 Sep 2021

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E69: Dr. Darrel Ray - Faces of Recovering From Religion

Recovering From Religion

RfR Support Group Director and host, Eric Wells, sits down with RfR Founder & President, Dr Darrel Ray.  Dr Ray talks about his work as a corporate psychologist, the impetus for his two books, why and how he started RfR, how he incorporated his past work experience into forming RfR and a lot more.  The primary focus of Recovering from Religion (RfR) is to offer hope, healing, and support to those struggling with issues of doubt and non-belief. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. We are here to help each other through this journey. For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at RfRx@recoveringfromreligion.org. Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org. To talk over the phone, dial: (844) 368-2848 in the US & Canada If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok. Volunteer: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer Donate: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recovering-from-religion/message

1hr 22mins

3 Sep 2021

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The Atheist Experience 25.32 08-08-2021 with Matt Dillahunty and Dr. Darrel Ray

The Atheist Experience

In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Dr. Darrel Ray!The first caller is Aaron from TX who wants to accuse Matt of being a bully. If you are going to accuse somebody of something, please have clear examples ready to go.Up next is Clifford from VA who has recently escaped from religion through applying skepticism, but is concerned about his mother’s religious religious beliefs and the impact they may have on the caller’s son. Here is the article like that Dr. Ray mentioned during the show: http://tiny.cc/rfrrecoveryUp next is Anthony from IL who wants to know how Atheists have disproven all gods as well as claims that they have scientific and personal evidence to support the existence of the Christian God.Next is Alvin from NC who claims that a Pew Research study shows that Christians live seven years longer than Atheists. Assuming the finding in the study is true, the actual results do not necessarily explain the reasons why this is the case.Next is Lexi from OK who recently became an Ex-JW, and has questions about how they should identify themselves given that they no longer accept the claims by the organization, but are still struggling to detach themselves from the indoctrination.Up next is Marquis from NC who wants to talk about their motivations behind their decision to leave their religion. Thanks for calling Marquis!Next is George from AZ who believes that they have evidence of Jesus being crucified. The caller’s understanding of biblical history and the Christian tradition are lacking and is very confused about the definition of the word “anonymous.”Next is Brandon from AZ claims that Atheists look at science using rose colored glasses when it comes to evidence for Jesus. “Hey Ya’ll, Watch This” is not evidence for the truth of biblical claims.Next is Oliver from Brazil who is looking for advice on how to break free of indoctrination, specifically with regards to human mortality. As Dr. Ray says, exposing yourself to other ideologies is a great way of teaching your brain that you don’t have to be bound to one belief system.Our final caller is Honey from NC who wants to talk about their fear of leaving religion. Religion connects directly to our baser emotions and thrives on those. This is why religious belief doesn’t necessarily correlate to intellect or analytical abilities. It’s going to take time to break free, but there are resources out there to make the journey easier.

1hr 43mins

9 Aug 2021

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E41: The Psychology of Religion During Crisis w/ Dr. Darrel Ray

Recovering From Religion

This discussion was recorded in April of 2020 just as the initial Covid-19 lockdowns were taking effect. In this episode, Dr. Ray discusses several ways your psychology effects how you respond to crisis and how you can optimize to take on these challenges.For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at RfRx@recoveringfromreligion.org.Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org.To talk over the phone, dial:(844) 368-2848 in the US & CanadaIf you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tiktok.Volunteer: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteerDonate: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recovering-from-religion/message

1hr 6mins

6 Aug 2021

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Religious Trauma with Janice Selbie and Dr. Darrel Ray

The Right to Reason

Janice Selbie and Dr. Darrel Ray discuss religious trauma and the up-coming CORT conference. Prep for CORT @ https://pheedloop.com/CORT/site/home/ Find a secular therapist @ https://www.seculartherapy.org/ Learn more about Janice @ https://www.divorcing-religion.com/about Recover from your religion @ https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/ Check out Feedspot @ https://www.feedspot.com/ Support this broadcast @ https://www.patreon.com/right  And learn more @ https://www.therighttoreason.com/  MORE LINKS BELOW:WEBSITE: https://www.therighttoreason.com/PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/rightTWITTER: https://twitter.com/righttoreason1FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/therighttore... ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t... STITCHER: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-... PODBEAN: http://therighttoreason.podbean.com/?... #cort #recoveringfromreligion #divorcingreligion

44mins

18 Apr 2021

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Ep. 9 Dr. Darrel Ray: Religious Trauma, Deprogramming, and the Importance of Self Regulation

The PsycHoe Podcast

Here it is, folx! Pt. 3 of the Pt. 4 series with Dr. Darrel Ray on what religious trauma looks like, the process of deprogramming, and the important skill of self-regulation. And I quote, "We all encounter stressful environments; what makes life worth living is to have the skills to regulate your emotions. We want to keep ourselves regulated so that when we hit a hard spot we have the skills to walk through that. Those skills will help us in maintaining positive relationships with our partners, understanding our children, and living a happier life. THAT is the key to being a healthy human being." Quote by Dr. Ray.  Let's leave behind the message that our body is our enemy and begin to love our bodies for all that they are. But how difficult is it to truly break free from a trauma cycle? What does that process even look like? How does it affect our nervous system and how many times do we want to keep reliving it? Great questions to ask yourself, but Dr. Ray has thoughts on them in this episode.  Important take away: Concept of Attribution Theory--When our brains label hormone production as an emotional experience and within that, we can sometimes misattribute. We tend to attribute our feelings to the wrong things when in reality, we are experiencing our body's endocrine system.  Resource mentioned:  Adverse Childhood Experiences Test by the CDC Pt. 4 will be covering BDSM and Non-monogamy through the Eyes of a Religious Trauma Specialist. Stay tuned for future episodes by following The PsycHoe on social media found on my website: https://thepsychoe.com ------- Find more of Dr. Darrel Ray below: Twitter https://twitter.com/drdray132 Recovering From Religion https://recoveringfromreligion.org The Secular Therapy Project https://seculartherapy.org The Secular Sexuality Podcast Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrRayLifeCoach/ ------- Music is Face In It by @fallenforautumn on Instagram

1hr 6mins

8 Apr 2021

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Friendly Interviews: Dr Darrel Ray on Circumcision - Questions? Call the show! 951-364-2430

Your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist

Hosted by: Ethan Micheal – Your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist Bandaid and Ethan’s Wish List  https://tinyurl.com/YFNAWishList YouTube/Twitter/Discord/Facebook/Podcast/Patreon/PayPal https://linktr.ee/YFNAtheist Featuring:  Dr Darrel Ray Twitter: https://twitter.com/drdray132 https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/ Unspeakable Mutilation https://www.amazon.com/Unspeakable-Mutilations-Circumcised-Men-Speak-ebook/dp/B00L5FPF2C Recovering from Religion Fundraiser -   Donate: https://tinyurl.com/SupportRfR Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-PaOVF2qc Do you like what I'm doing? Consider showing your support! https://www.patreon.com/YFNAtheist https://teespring.com/stores/yfnatheist https://www.buymeacoffee.com/YFNAtheist Podcast: https://anchor.fm/yfnatheist/ Need Help? https://www.seculartherapy.org/ https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/ Patrons: Jonathon Friedel - Cindy PLAZA - Kenneth Leonard - Kathy Letto – JumpandShoot - Ian – OZ – Philip Leitch – Kaitlyn Beyond - Valerie Vana - Ian Davenport - BestName Ever – The Blazing Wizard Pope – Edith – P*ck Recommended Channels: Kenneth Leonard: http://youtube.com/kennyleonard P*ck: www.twitch.tv/puckjava Jenna Belk: https://www.youtube.com/jennabelk Vi La Bianca: https://www.youtube.com/viroselabianca The Atheist Round Table: https://www.youtube.com/TheAtheistRoundTable Music By: Extreme Energy by MusicToday80: https://soundcloud.com/musictoday80/rock-music/comment-431589450 Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg **Live Chat Rules** This neighborhood is intended to foster healthy dialogue among differentiating viewpoints. BE FRIENDLY!  1. No direct, specific threats of violence against others nor endorsements of violence.  2. No disparaging comments against groups of people, i.e. no discrimination against genders, races, sexual/gender orientations, etc. 3. No lewd content or suggestions. 4. No spamming: posting unrelated issues, posting the same thing repeatedly etc. Serious and/or repeat offenses will receive a kick and a ban. #circumcision #fgm #mgm #agnostic #secularhumanism #god #science #scienceandgod #christian #catholic #christianity #islam #theism #deism #pantheism #yourfriendlyneighborhoodatheist #friendlyatheism #sunshineatheism #yfnatheist #yfna #friendlydebates #conversations #friendlyconversations #puck #whatthepuck #atheism #atheist Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yfnatheist/support

1hr 2mins

1 Feb 2021

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Darrel Ray

Kenneth Leonard

I sat down with Dr. Darrel Ray to discuss the Secular Therapy Project, the distinction between guilt and shame, questioning cultural constructs, sex addiction, and the Dalai Lama’s problem with masturbation.   Featuring:  Dr. Darrel Ray  https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/​  https://www.seculartherapy.org/ ​ https://twitter.com/drdray132​  https://linktr.ee/KennethLeonard​

47mins

31 Jan 2021

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Secular Sexuality 08.04 with Christy Powell and Dr. Darrel Ray

Secular Sexuality

You know you’re not a crumpled flower or a chewed up piece of bubblegum, old ideas of your sexual identity no longer suit you. Congratulations from us, sincerely. And yet so many of those old ideas; rigid gender norms, toxic monogamy, patriarchy and heteronormativity all still live within us. Turns out, that’s by design. Author of The God Virus and SecX’s creator and producer emeritus Dr. Darrel Ray returns to the show to share with us some of the history of modern purity culture and how we can heal and grow beyond it. All that plus your calls on this week’s Secular Sexuality. ► Dive deeper into the episode and learn more about purity culture at https://www.vcatx.com/media/purityhx ► Take the Purity Culture Outcomes Survey at https://www.puritycultureoutcomes.com/ Learn more about Recovering from Religion and donate to their upcoming fundraiser at https://youtu.be/qvGoDjGr3w4 Betty Dodson, Women’s Guru of Self-Pleasure, Dies at 91 by Penelope Green for The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/03/style/betty-dodson-dead.html)

1hr 23mins

29 Jan 2021

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#280 – Honoring Sex Pioneer Betty Dodson with Dr. Darrel Ray

Sex in the Pews

Dr. Darrel Ray returns in the Pews with aplomb to honor Sex Positive Pioneer, the late great Betty Dodson. This powerful episode commences with Glenn’s Foreplay explaining: the United States’ Electoral College process, the importance of the way the US government works and why he is libertarian.  Dr. Darrel and Glenn discuss: infecting the Earth with ideas, “marking ideas”, Religious Trauma Syndrome, the fear of Hell, and the CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences test. Then our Sex Positive Colleagues honor one of the true pioneers and heroes in our movement, Betty Dodson, who passed away on Halloween. We learn of the importance of her sexual evolution concept, her promotion of masturbation for women, normalizing sex talk, why therapists tend to stay away from dealing with religion, not judging “cheaters”, negotiating pleasure, men learning about sexuality from women, the Mangaian culture, Aunts as sexual educators, the 3-1 orgasm ratio, Dr. Ray’s sexual de-shaming exercise, The Clergy Project, reinventing yourself, death neurosis, plus so much more! The Post Game Show includes the Seinfeld bit on changing “god bless you” and Angel’s Gabriel’s “We are Love”. It ain’t going to be boring.     Powerful and poignant adult content, insight, humor and spirituality. NSFW or children. A portion of all proceeds donated to combat human sex slave trafficking and genital mutilation.

1hr 31mins

6 Nov 2020

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