Can someone have Scruplosity/Blasphemous Thoughts who was not brought up religious?

I've been struggling with

I've been struggling with blasphemous thoughts for years now. But what is unusual about my case is that I was not brought up a religious person. Everyone who struggles with this form of ocd seems to be from a religious background. Where I can I find help for my particular form of ocd?

Your concerns about having

Your concerns about having blasphemous thoughts can afflict religious people and non-religious people alike. It is true that this problem is more common among religious people, but there are people like you, even atheists, who have these types of obsessions.

Any one who is an expert in the treatment of OCD will be able to help you using exposure and response prevention (EX/RP) therapy. The best way to find someone who can help is to contact the International OCD Foundation ( Another excellent resource is the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) at, using their "Find a Therapist" online referral engine.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist specializing in OCD

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