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FAQ for the Newly Deconverted is a series of questions and answers on the nature of disbelief in the supernatural or any religious doctrine. The FAQ has been a collaboration of many members of RationalWiki for some time.

It covers free will, sex, drugs, creation, morality and a few less obvious things. It aims to give practical advice to those who may have recently lost faith and reassurance that it's okay not to believe. It also serves as a primer for sceptical thinking and gives good additional reading for anyone interested in the subject of evidence-based thinking.

About RationalWiki
 

Our purpose here at RationalWiki includes:

  1. Analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement;
  2. Documenting the full range of crank ideas;
  3. Explorations of authoritarianism and fundamentalism;
  4. Analysis and criticism of how these subjects are handled in the media.

We welcome contributors, and encourage those who disagree with us to register and engage in constructive dialogue.

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We welcome contributors, and encourage those who disagree with us to register and engage in constructive dialogue. Consider writing an Essay, or comment on others. You can participate freely in existing Debate pages, or start your own.

you can write an article here, read up on what a RationalWiki page is and our community standards. Take a look at the help pages if you're having trouble. Our to do list is where we pile up ideas for articles. See if anything piques your interest!

What is going on?
 

Need to know What is going on? We present regularly updated selections of the finest lunacy the Internet has to offer. Get up to date with the latest goings-on, or participate in the dialogue.


What is going on...


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. . . in the Blogosphere? (talk) Quality articles by bloggers, submitted by the RationalWiki community.

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. . . in the Clogosphere? (talk) Crazy articles from the clogged-up fringes of the Internet.

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. . . with the elections? (Talk) What is going on with the various elections and campaigns?

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. . . in the "world"? (talk) Actual news from the "real world." Or at least the news which relates to what we do here.

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. . . at RationalWiki? (hic) Our own main back-page, and a place for general chit-chat about virtually anything.

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Creationism portalCreationismAnswers in GenesisCreation MuseumCreation scienceBanana fallacyBaraminologyC-decayComplex specified informationDiscovery InstituteEvidence against a recent creationFalldiditHorizon problemIntelligent DesignYoung earth creationism


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Global warming portalGlobal warming denialismClimategateDenialgateEffects of global warmingJames InhofeGlobal warmingGlobal warming conspiracy theoryOregon PetitionAnthony Watts


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Alternative medicine portalAlternative medicineAcupunctureAutism and pseudoscienceBloodlettingCAMChelation therapyChiropracticCrystal healingEvidence for homeopathyFaith healingFolk remedyHerbal supplementHomeopathyMassageRaw foodismVaccine denialism


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Conspiracy theories portalConspiracy theoriesConspiracy theorists9/11 conspiracy theoriesBermuda TriangleChemtrailsFreemasonIlluminatiMonsantoMoon landing hoaxProject Blue BeamU.S. dollar bill folding tricksWar on Christmas


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Paranormal portalParanormalBigfootCoast to Coast AMDemonic possessionExorcismFortune-tellingGhostMagicNear-death experienceOuija boardPoltergeistSéanceVampire


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Denialism portalDenialismArmenian Genocide denialA comparative guide to science denialGerm theory denialismHIV denialHolocaust denialObama citizenship denialSound science


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Logic portalLogicRhetoricAd hocArgumentArgument by assertionArgumentum ad hominemCherry pickingHeuristicLogical fallacyNegative proofNo True ScotsmanNon sequiturOccam's razorParadoxOpen mindPoisoning the wellPost hoc, ergo propter hocRed herringStraw man


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Ufology portalUfologyAliensdiditArea 51Crop circlesExtraterrestrialRaëlismUnidentified flying objectUnidentified submerged object