Religions and Cults
For all those wanting to leave their sect, cult or religion.
We are not all qualified psychologists. If necessary, we can refer you to a
professional psychologist. What we can do is tell you what the
professionals probably cannot. This is that it is not just sects and
cults that may deceive and exploit. All religions rely on
emotions rather than reason, rationality and evidence to attract their
We may not be able to help with all these problems. What we can do is
reassure you that by using your own powers of reason, you will be able
to achieve a higher level of inner peace and tranquillity than can be
obtained by succumbing to the emotional inducements of your previous
Atheism is not a belief system. It is the acceptance that there
is no evidence for the existence of any gods or supernatural beings.
Faith is belief without evidence. Faith is not a virtue. Nor is it
rational. Abstract concepts such as love and beauty are real and
good. You do not need an irrational belief system to appreciate
Atheist Exit Counselling Support Australia was formed in late 2008 by
the Melbourne Atheist Meetup Group. The purpose is to help those in distress
and to demonstrate how atheism and atheists can provide a positive contribution to the community.
AECSA, PO Box 6004, Melbourne Vic 8008.