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A highlight from Ep. 59: What is a Graceful Atheist?  David Ames

Beyond Atheism

03:07 min | 2 hrs ago

A highlight from Ep. 59: What is a Graceful Atheist? David Ames

"Beyond atheism podcast with me, Nathan Alexander, and my co host Tavares. This podcast moves beyond questions of God's existence to ask what's next in regardless world. If you're enjoying the show so far, remember to like and subscribe, rate and review, and consider supporting us on Patreon. Beyond atheism is produced and distributed by atheists united studios. Today we take some time to reflect on the challenges of first becoming an atheist, recognizing what the change from being religious to becoming irreligious entails, what is kept and what is lost personally and socially is important to moving beyond atheism. As nuns, those without religion, continue to grow rapidly, it is vital to consider what is at stake as more and more people de convert. To discuss the process of deconversion, we are joined by the graceful atheist, David Ames. As a host of graceful alien podcast, David elicits long form deconversion stories from the newly formed small a atheists, he explores the motivations for leaving of faith and the challenges people face once they decide to leave. Additionally, David is also an organizer, he brings together recent converts online to share stories, Arthur's support and build a community. David, welcome to beyond atheism. Hey, thank you guys, really appreciate you having me. Yeah, look to see you again. This is great. Yeah, really had fun talking to you guys when you were on my podcast and I'm glad to reciprocate. Yeah, yeah, it's good to be able to turn the tables on you on you, I guess. Yeah. So when Todd and I were on, I guess it was a few months ago. You asked us about our deconversion stories. And so I wanted to ask the same of you. I guess you well, yeah, maybe I'll just leave with that. No more preamble. What was tell us about your kind of deconversion story? Yeah. You know, I kind of have to tell the conversion story to begin to begin with, because I didn't grow up in a strong Christian household. It was nominally Christian at best. We talked about God every once in a while. I was pretty curious. I was kind of constantly asking my mom, my grandmother, you know, what do you think about this? What do you think about that? But never taking that on personally, I had vague sense that maybe God existed, but it wasn't very serious for me at all. But my mom had a lot of drug and alcohol problems. And when I was 17, she said, Jesus told me to get clean and sober and I was like, yeah, right, sure. But she did? The next day, she was over, you know, in the next day or the next day. And you know, that has a pretty big impact on you. So she handed me a Bible and asked me to, you know, if I was interested, very low key, I could look into it, which I did. I read through it in about a year on my own. And so before really having church exposure, I had read through the Bible, and so church was kind of a culture shock.

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A highlight from Thinking Is Power: Why Knowledge Is Not Enough

The Thinking Atheist

05:40 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Thinking Is Power: Why Knowledge Is Not Enough

"We are all guilty of, you know, I'm thinking moments in our lives. I think as part of the human condition, we are, you know, we can be guilty of bad thinking. We are always trying to find better ways of sort of assimilating the world and processing information. And I'm talking here with Melanie Trisha king, she is founder of the thinking is power, website, high Melanie's good to have you. Hi, it's great to be here. So I'm glad we're speaking now because mercury is no longer in retrograde. And I know that as by the way, I had to look up what this actually means because people in that culture always wondering about it. Mercury appearing to travel backward across the sky, we refer to these periods as times when mercury is in apparent retrograde motion and to those who practice astrology. These times in particular traditionally associated with confusion, delay, frustration, calamity, you've heard this kind of thing. Melanie, mercury, in retrograde? Yeah, indeed, that's why I had to post about it. And it is an illusion, like you just referenced. It mercury actually doesn't change its orbit. It just looks like it does because it travels so much faster on the sun than we do. And so people have become accustomed to this idea that when it happens, it happens about three or four times a year that it must be causing some sort of change in my life. So what I try and do is, what is mercury in retrograde? And then why might one think that that actually has an impact on one's life? And all of those thinking errors that you probably know so well get involved and astrology fascinates me. This whole idea that you can look up into the cosmos and the stars either predetermine or can foresee or worn always remember seeing the we'd read the horoscopes for fun. But they were hardly ever signed, like who wrote the horoscope and why are they also conveniently nebulous and if I was to choose the wrong month, somehow that may apply as well. I mean, have you gotten into the astrologers? Yeah, actually, I do want astrology case study in my class getting a little ahead of my skis here, but thinking it's power came from a class that I teach. And astrology is one of those really common pseudoscientific beliefs. And I used to do a science in class that teach science. And so with astrology, we explore what is the origin of this system. It actually no longer even applies because it's over 2000 years old, the earth is tilted a bit differently than it was then. There's actually a 13th sign as opposed to a 12. So I tell students I'm a tourist. But I'm an Opie this. I think but then I actually, I give them horoscopes. Blinded, actually a double blinded from the day before. And I say, okay, here's the 12 horoscopes in the traditional system, which of these best describes the day you had yesterday. And of course, they don't say anything. And so it's just open to interpretation. And sampling in the class, they don't do any better than random chance, but it's such a good lesson of if you knew what your horse scope was. And you're reading your horoscope psycho. I'm a Taurus. And I'm reading my tours. Go for the day. I'm going to interpret that with my own meaning as opposed to trying to be objective about it. It doesn't say anything. I wrote about it back in 2015 at a chapter in my book sacred cows about the fortune tellers and they had there was a Professor of forget his name had come up with kind of a meta prediction or a meta astrology. And had handed it out to the students and it was, again, conveniently nebulous. You have aspirations to become more than you are, yet you struggle with a secret self and private thoughts. Do you love people, but you are also worried about being hurt. You know, these common sort of parts of the human experience written in a form where they could apply to anybody. You say this is sort of an epiphany for the students to does that lightbulb go off when they start to see that it's so subjective? Yeah, I mean, it does, to be fair, I do astrology later in this semester. And I actually start class. I think with the experiment that you're talking about, it's Bertrand four. I think there's like the 50s. Here's a psychology professor and he took horoscopes at the time and just put them into what he called a personality reading. And then gave it to a psychology student. And said, how accurate is this reading? And they said about a 4.3 out of 5 accuracy. And then he showed them that they all got the same ones. So those statements we actually know today is for statements or barnum statements. P. T. Barnum. And I actually start class with that. On day one, I'm going to start tomorrow. On day one, I give my students, I tell them I've got an astrologer friend. And it turns out I'm actually a really good liar when I want to be. I didn't know this about myself. It's like, I have an astronomy. She's really famous. I'm not going to tell who she is yet, because I really want to test her. She's going to do this for free, but she knows I teach this class on skepticism. And so she's offered to give you personality readings for free. If you choose to do this, here's some basic questions. And I actually probe them a little bit like name and birthday, but then if your house was on fire and you could take one thing, what would it be? Or if you could have one superpower, what would it be?

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A highlight from Anti-Trans Laws #583

Thank God I'm Atheist

01:39 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Anti-Trans Laws #583

"Such a gesticulate. Just like big, you know? Dan's out of town, so Kate's filling in. Yeah, sitting in for damn. So thank you very much for that. Coming up on the show today, we're going to be talking about one of these horrible bills that seem to be passing at the state level across the country that are banding gender affirming healthcare for transgender youth. And we're just on the front lines of it. We're like, come on, Utah. Yeah, so Utah, of course. It's just representing and so we're going to be talking about that, getting into the thick of that and more. Yeah, it's depressing. Depressed, a little outraged. Yeah. That's coming up on the second half of the show. First, we've got some news from the week. Yeah. Some stuff that happened. We want to talk about hit me up. West Virginia. Oh, good stuff. West Virginia. They just their Senate just passed a bill that is going to require public schools to display in God we trust. Our national slogan in every building every school building. It comes from Republican senator Mike asinger. Thanks, Mike. He says he wants to give kids in school something to look up to. And let them know it's okay to say God. It's okay. Oh good. It's already okay. That's okay. It's okay, kids. He says, we know there's a lot of kids that have problems at home,

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A highlight from Teens and Designer Jeans: The Blaming and Shaming of Purity Culture

The Thinking Atheist

00:51 sec | Last week

A highlight from Teens and Designer Jeans: The Blaming and Shaming of Purity Culture

"Sasha Sagan's new podcast, strange customs, as launched at only sky, it is a fun and fascinating dive into the weird and wonderful things that we do every day. Of course, Sasha is the daughter of the late cosmologist Carl Sagan and writer producer Andrea. Now imagine being raised your whole life to appreciate the awe and wonder of the cosmos with parents like these and of course Sasha Sagan has become a great communicator and author and inspire her in her own right. The podcast has wonderful guests, great insights, plenty of good humor, exploring the power of ritual and customs as part of the human experience. Strange customs with Sasha Sagan, along with all of the other only sky podcast

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A highlight from Control Your Births! #582

Thank God I'm Atheist

07:19 min | Last week

A highlight from Control Your Births! #582

"Everybody. Hi, Friends. Well from beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. It's thank God I am atheist. The podcast. I'm Frank Feldman, and I'm Dan beecher, and coming up on the show today, Dan. We're going to be talking about what conservatives get wrong about sexual predators. Surely nothing. Surely they are the experts. In sexual, well, I mean, they kind of are. But not in the way that they should be. But yes, so trigger warning. Yeah. If that conversation sexual predation of children is triggering for you, don't just skip the last second half of the show. The second, the last segment, exactly. But we will still we will try to be, I don't know, we're going to goof on it, but we're going to be real. Yeah, so that's fine. Yeah. Okay, Dan. Yeah. Here's something story that caught my eye. This week. For Minneapolis, we don't talk about Minneapolis enough. First of all, I love saying the name. Minneapolis, right? Yeah. Anyway, there's a church of the smallest of the appalachians. There's a church up in Minneapolis that has solved a problem. Some neighborhood crime. Okay, churches tend not to actually solve problems, but I'm willing to hear you out. There was a gas station next to their church. That was one of those problem gas stations. You know the kind. Everybody knows the problem gas station, right? In their area. We've got a couple in my neighborhood. And they actually end up using a solution that one of our gas stations used a variation of in order to solve the crime problem. This is the kind of, you know, this is the kind of place that there were gunshots fighting drug deals going on at the gas station, right? Okay. And so this church, let's see. It's the real believers faith center. Church. You know what? I hate him already. I just hate that name. Let's headed up by bishop Larry cook and his wife, doctor Sharon cook. God damn it. I wonder what's getting worse. Everything's getting so much so much worse. So they're like, damn, that gas station is a problem. So they bought it. Oh, now it's a cast. Now it's gas for Jesus. Now it's a Christian gas station. Where they blare gospel music from the station speakers, and that has had the effect of actually keeping the problems largely away because one for me. Yeah, I wouldn't go to the cas station. Gospel gospel music. They also play church services live. Over the loud speaker system. At the gas station, also I'm sure keeping people away. Yeah. You know, bishop cook, he has this to say. The esteemed bishop cook. The gas stations were families come. It's where people that are hurting come. What gas station is this? Literally like, well, my 6 year old needs gas and grandma's feeling real low, so she's probably going to head out there too. What are you talking about? And he also says, it's where people who want to work mischief. Go. Working. That's where the thing. That's where they come. Meaning that's where they go to the gas station. And so he says, that's what me and doctor Sharon are here to do. Oh God, he called his wife, doctor Sharon. We're here to care about the city. We are here to make a change and help the hopeless. Anyway. What is my hopelessness is about your gas station? How do you help me with that? I mean, I have to say, as somebody who lives in a neighborhood that has some issues. Yours is a mixed bag neighborhood. It's true. Yeah. We've got the Wayne's corner, which is a real problem. Gas station. But down the road from Wayne's corner is a 7 11 that blasts pavarotti music. Oh, really? It's always pavarotti. Usually some grand aria and their theory is this music is so wretched. That it will keep people away. And it's loud. You get out of the car and you're just like, Jesus Christ. Yeah. But they had people hanging out. And they felt unsavory. Unsavory crowd hanging out at their at their 7 11. Oh, good lord. And I mean, it works. You don't want to spend too much time there. Indeed. And I have no problem with the music that's being played. I'm just like, this is, this is obnoxious. Change it up a little bit. Nice and all, but like, you know, there are, there is more to classical music. Opera even than pavarotti. I don't know, Dan. Anyway, so they're going to use the proceeds to do from the sale of gas and snacks to do some good in their community. Personally, I just think they're, they saw a business opportunity because I mean, churches we know are on the decline. And they're probably hedging a little bit. Against losing membership. Or they're running a business calling it a ministry and not paying taxes. I mean, they do have to pay taxes on their business endeavors. I don't know, man. I mean, there's probably some tricky accounting that gets money out of it and over to the church. I'm not sure how that would work, but yeah, business is a business. I would not be surprised if that business will register as a nonprofit ministry. That would not shock me in the least when they need to be giving away gas. Right? All right, well, I'm going to take us to the Vatican. Where the Pope is now for the first time in his Pope dem, the only Pope. Oh, yeah. You don't have to specify with the Pope? Right. Are we talking about the Pope or the Pope? Are we talking about one of the popes? Is this Pope capitalized? What Pope are we talking about? It was a potpourri before. And now it is a singular Pope. Il papa.

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A highlight from Ep. 58: How Amusing Jews Shaped Pop Culture  Jonathan Friedmann

Beyond Atheism

05:10 min | 2 weeks ago

A highlight from Ep. 58: How Amusing Jews Shaped Pop Culture Jonathan Friedmann

"Welcome to the beyond atheism podcast with me, Nathan Alexander, my co host Tavares. This podcast moves beyond questions of God's existence to ask what's next in regardless world. If you're enjoying the show so far, remember to like and subscribe, rate and review, and consider supporting us on Patreon. Beyond atheism is produced and distributed by atheists united studios. Today I'm beyond atheism, we try to lighten up a little bit. Let's now turn our attention from the plight of the godless to how American secular pop culture is in part rooted in a distinct cultural tradition. That said we would try to lighten up. To help us, we're joined by one of the hosts of amusing Jews. Jonathan Friedman. New to AU studios, amusing Jews as an interview podcast celebrating Jewish contributors and their contributions to American popular culture. Jonathan Friedman, PhD, is a Professor of Jewish music history in dean of the master of Jewish studies programs at the academy for Jewish religion, California. President of the western states, history association, and a community leader for the only congregation for humanistic Judaism in Los Angeles. Jonathan, that is a lot welcome to beyond atheism. My pleasure, thanks so much for having me. Yeah. It's just amazing you found any free time. Well, for you, you know. Thanks, Jonathan. Yeah, we really appreciate it. I guess for the opening question, a lot of the people we've talked to you on the podcast have come from Christian backgrounds, and we've heard their stories of kind of leaving the religion. And I wonder if you could talk about your own religious background. And if there was a, if there was a similar kind of story of losing your faith or whatever, how would you describe your religious or cultural journey, I guess, that's a fantastic question. And I've been thinking about that a lot lately as I'm sort of hitting the midlife crisis phase of my life and figuring things out as some of us do. What I will say is, as a Jewish person, the expectations of faith and belief are not quite as heavy, certainly in my experience living on the kind of liberal end of the Jewish spectrum, growing up in a kind of nominally reform household where we never talked about God, I think we laughed more about the concept than took it seriously if the concept ever came up. So you do find, for lack of a better term, Jewish atheists, Jewish agnostics, in mainstream Jewish denominations, because Judaism itself as a lived experience is really all encompassing. It's a culture. It's ethnicity. It's a, in some ways, a political identity, depending on the phase and sort of what's in the air in terms of the outside perceptions and Jews needing to kind of stick together through thick and thin and that kind of stuff. So there isn't at least in my experience the same kind of ostracization for those of us who declare ourselves atheist. As was mentioned, I teach at a seminary, the trains, rabbis, and cantors. And in full transparency, often in the students know me well enough, most of them who've been there long enough know me well enough. But I will begin a class saying, hey, this is who I am. I'm a humanist. I'm an atheist. I'm secular. I'm just like most Jews that you'll ever meet, actually. And most Jews that Jewish leader will serve are kind of more like me than, you know, more traditionalist or more religious in that sense. So to answer your question, I actually have never believed in whatever God is that concept never appealed to me. I never needed it. Really from birth. So I don't really know what it's like to be a believer. In that sense, I believe in other things. But not that stuff. So in the Jewish world, I can be a fully functioning leader of academic, whatever. I'm employed in Jewish organizations that's kind of all I do. And yet that faith part is not necessary. And that's more normal than it might seem at first glance, you know? So, I mean, you mentioned the spectrum of Judaism. And there is the other side, right? From reform and assuming, well, actually, yeah, from reform to orthodox and ultra orthodox. Where does where does humanistic Judaism fit? Does it fit in the spectrum? Is it off spectrum? Or is it still part of this continuum? Yeah, that is a debate that different Jewish communities have had at different times. So here's how I would kind of understand it. And I can only speak for myself, not for the movement.

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Man vs the Holy Ghost's Influence With Justin Combs

The Bible Says What!?

01:49 min | 1 year ago

Man vs the Holy Ghost's Influence With Justin Combs

"Special guest is returning guests theologian and podcast justin combs. Welcome back to the show justin. All right thanks michael. Glad to be back round to round two exactly. How many make it this far. I last time we left off on a sad note depressing. Though we'll we'll get back to all that fun. But i we left on prayer and i wanted to touch on a few things just before we got back to the prayer shirt so more basic stuff like you know. What is the bible to you. I don't know if we tackle that last time. I didn't write it down. So what does the bible to you. I mean they got a lot of things in there that are. Yeah yeah. I mean it's so it's a lot of stuff to me. I mean i can come at it from like faith. Perspectives scholarly perspective literary perspective. And i guess like from the faith perspectives. Go like i believe. It's the inspired word of god. Now what is what. Do i mean when i got into that a little bit last time just kind of like probably maybe maybe a good way to put it like human experiences of the divine dieted sometimes more sometimes less by the holy spirit but it is human experiences Put down okay. Let's go off of that experiences. Put down human experiences interacting with this deity correct. Okay may maybe two more explicit or less explicit extent depending on which text you're looking at within the thome

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More Questions Than Answers With Paul Beam

The Bible Says What!?

01:35 min | 1 year ago

More Questions Than Answers With Paul Beam

"Today. Special guests founder of man camp true north organization in the host of the true north man. Podcast paul beam. Welcome to the show. Paul that glad to be here. Michael things are happening brother. Thanks for being on. Thanks for taking the time. So tell us a little bit about your Your show your organization little just a brief history on what it is and what you do sir. Yes so turn. North man exists. To help man experience freedom of fulfillment by tapping more into their identity in their purpose Really helping them figure out what direction that is. They would like take regardless of fulfilling their purpose. Man camp is one of our bents. We hosted two weekend events and that is kind of where we just start spread in the circus if you will of really walk through a process kinda helps them Dive into vision. Identity and purpose for life As far themselves small town texas boy here in a little town called bertram in middle of central texas and the so as far as Started man cap in two thousand fifteen out here. In the middle of central texas town called weren't twelve acres and since then we have. We have moved into another small town called mullin texas where we have thirty two makers now and so we. We started with the twelfth fifteen guys. At our first event we now cap it at one hundred thirty men at each of our bits.

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Separation and Harmony With Garrett Vandenberg pt3

The Bible Says What!?

01:53 min | 1 year ago

Separation and Harmony With Garrett Vandenberg pt3

"They special guest is returning guests. Garrett vandenburg welcome back to the show. It's could be back man. I'm happy to be chatting here again. Absolutely it's great having to back good seeing hope. Everything's been all right today. We just kind of want to start off with. Let's describe the the dvd that garrett believes it the deity that i believe. Well i mean so we. We use the word god to talk about to talk about something but i think the problem is i a lot of people. Get kind of when they think problems. A lot of people can get into when when the the atheist christian dialogue about this is that usually like i look at the conversation that sam harris or look at any of those guys in kind of the the. There's like a great four horsemen of the apocalypse. Right there was docking hitchens harris and lawrence. Krauss i think guys. It's always the case that the god that they're arguing doesn't exist doesn't exist like i usually agree with these guys when they disproved the existence of particular. God that's because they're they're quantifying a particular thing they're saying. Well you know if these are the features of our of god exactly then well that that's not real. Yeah there's there's something i mean. This this is a problem is a really philosophical problem though. Because as soon as i described the very specific features of you more me you can push that description to a limit and then you can say not see that that person you're talking about they don't really exist because you just described them wrong. That's that that there's there's a logical contradiction in what the way in thing you just described

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Chasing a Feeling With Justin Combs

The Bible Says What!?

01:33 min | 1 year ago

Chasing a Feeling With Justin Combs

"First off. Thanks for joining us today tony. It's an honor to have you on the show. Yeah no problem thanks. I appreciate your time. Absolutely man thanks for joining us. So how long have you been talking with. Y'all way well. I don't know probably every two three years. We had a bit of a break a dog eighteen months ago. Heard then God soul fits resurrect me. He was he was a bit bored. So yeah it's a two and a half three years. Is the question nice. And how did it begin. Like how did he introduce himself to. It's quite a stressful situation. I was actually set to get a promotion at work and monogamous ended up getting the promotion. Remember my work. Phone was ringing in my pocket. And a look down. And it said i'll for it was from. Hr and there like congratulations to. I'm not going to say his name to sound. So he's got the promotion and all sorts. Just i was mortified. Dropped on knees and in in this car park in the funding. And i'm like why god why voice sets me. Sales figures a low and you call rights very good and the conversation continued from their earlier. Felt compelled to hold to account on a unspecified. Biweekly podcast this. About twenty minutes long. Because i think people need to know what wise thinking what why while stuff's happening is is made in created

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Civil Discourse With Kyle Silva

The Bible Says What!?

02:04 min | 1 year ago

Civil Discourse With Kyle Silva

"Right so today's special guest is kyle silva welcome to the show. Kyle thanks for coming on. Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it man so we started connecting through twitter. I started posting stuff used responding and we kinda went forward. And i said you know what this is just way too much to respond to. Let's have a conversation and here we are. Thanks for having me on absolutely absolutely all right. So i think we're gonna talk about refresh my memory for my understanding. We're against us down wrong. God's law Specifically always law the. Yes so the bible says the law is perfect. Holy righteous and good. Is that something you agree with for sure you know. I think he's looking. Jesus said in boca mark you know. He said that. Lock was kinda summed up in love for god and love for neighbor so yes i would say it is yet so those laws as far as love. God love your neighbor. That's it or the six hundred and fourteen some laws in the old testament. I would say that all the laws fall under that. Banner all of god. They've kinda summed up and those interesting interesting so let's start with the The one in numbers where we pick up on we pick up sticks and we get stoned to death. Is that something be fine. Perfect so so. Yes i would say it is right from gad is law or if it starts over the first logged right that mentioned Forgot right so guy saying when you do this saying you're not you're not loving jesus said in the new testament if you love me you obey my commands right. The loves those about action not listen feeling and so when we do something that god commanded not to do that would be unloving of us and as a yes so advertisement is guess what he considers unloving sinful.

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I Wouldn't Put That in the Bible With Jimmy Dodd

The Bible Says What!?

01:38 min | 1 year ago

I Wouldn't Put That in the Bible With Jimmy Dodd

"Today. Special guest is the ceo and founder of pastor. Serve jimmy don. Welcome to the show. Jimmy thank you. Michael great to be on with you fantastic. Thanks for taking the time So tell us a little bit about this. Pastor serve why it started it. What's it about brief briefly. Yeah pastured for just about twenty years and got to pasture in chicago. Boston south carolina kansas city and I was at a church that i started in nineteen ninety-two that was going very well and You would come to the church and you would say yeah. Everything looks good and You know it's just a good front stage in good upfront. Stop and good children's ministry good youth ministry and you'd say everything looks good but michael. The reality was was that i. I was an absolute mess and the absolute mess was. I just had a huge fear and the fear was if you really knew me you know what you wouldn't like me and so just doing my power to hide and deposed and pretend and i learned very quickly that it's exhausting to go through life friendly. You just really pretending that you're better than you are and man. I was emotionally spiritually physically mentally exhausted. Because i was just pretending. Because i had that fear of man if i tell you what i struggle with if i tell you about my fantasy life if i tell you about my greed and my jealousy and envy. I'm if you knew the depth of broken us of my life you would not want to be my friend

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The Last Straw With Paul Burns

The Bible Says What!?

02:18 min | 1 year ago

The Last Straw With Paul Burns

"Today. Special guest is paul burns. Part to welcome back. Paul so glad to see him in about two of the trilogy all know. Maybe maybe we'll just have you come on wilson month twice a month. I don't know you're a lot of fun. Poll i do enjoy my conversations with you co so. Where did we leave off. Well actually i know where we left off. Where would you like to go this time. What specifically would you like to talk about. All what i think. Start with why. Why become artist becoming eighties. You get a little bit of a home in the background. There is their gear. Pips allen i i've got your mind on my what what if i try try. This strategy now like cope. There is much better coat. Also it's a whole new world. Thanks i appreciate that. So what was the question again. Sorry go ahead supplies. suppose why. why become white. Why become an atheist. Why become an eight pitch law on looking for us some good evidence or some sort of good profile some some good arguments or reasons to become an atheist. And that's exactly paul. I am still waiting for good evidence. Good anything that will convince argument. That will convince me that. Christianity is true that buddhism is that that that hinduism is true. That islam is true. I'm still waiting for a good argument. Something that convinces me. So i guess rate turns it right back around. Is what convinced you paul. Was it something that i can be convinced with to help me own understand. You know what. I'm i'm just waiting for For good evidence to become an atheist. Because i just don't have enough faith but unite the

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If I Had Jesus Powers With Gary Thomas

The Bible Says What!?

01:52 min | 1 year ago

If I Had Jesus Powers With Gary Thomas

"Today. Special guest is pastor speaker and author. Gary thomas welcome to the show. Gary glad to be here. Thank you thanks for taking the time. Does a little bit about what you do. I know you've been a pastor for quite a while you've written a few books Quite a long list there but give us a brief introduction to gary is and what he does. Well i've always wanted to be a writer. Michael in large part because i'm uniquely limited in my skill set are very cute things. Anybody would pay me to do And so i'm glad the writing worked out. So i'd been a self employed writer for fifteen years and then a church in houston texas. Pretty large church said we'd like you to come during the teaching team. And so i'm still writing books and travelling but then for glass decade been working in houston At a church on the teaching team so still riding. That's kind of been my life. Writing is a blast. I love book behind you there. It's my first one. I love writing out. It's it's definitely a passion for sure. So let's get into. What's your favorite book you it you wrote written. I'm that's kind of like asking. Who's your favorite child. I mean in one sense sacred marriage made it possible for me to keep riding sold over a million copies so it just it just creates a level of comfort. So you can keep doing what you wanna do. sacred pathways ditz. A lot of attention. Because it deals with the different ways that we connect with god and So it's it's really become beloved by some just because it helps blow part. The one size fits all spirituality. It we all pray the same way or relate to god in the same way

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Filling in the Gaps With Elmo Jr.

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01:53 min | 1 year ago

Filling in the Gaps With Elmo Jr.

"Special guest is. The host of a podcast called elmo's world no not that elmo's world welcome to the show elmo junior. Hey man i'm happy until glad to be here and Thanks for inviting me on your absolutely. Thanks for taking the time. Way out there in Were you at philippines. The philippines living in the future man. So tell us a little bit about your show why it did it. What you do who've talked to anything. Yes so maestro is titled elmo's row podcast. I decided that name for because my name is is actually elmo and People have relate you know compared me to the to the the puppet l. never heard of it. Yeah glad to hear that. Yeah but of course. I want to make a brand for myself. That would you know like sort of the against that. And so and i started this and decided to make a podcast. It's i actually watch Rogan back in june. I decided hey you know he what he does is really cold because he just off some people indicating like so many tired he kinds of people from different political spectrums religious or philosophical background. Or whatever you know. And i wanted to be able to do that. And at least get and find an excuse way but it's audited for. Yeah i started it. August and continually continuously in and Monstrously proceeded with just asking to go on my show going for our or maybe sometimes two hours of conversation

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Buddhism and Atheism With Ajahn Brahmavamso

Buddhist Society of Western Australia

02:02 min | 1 year ago

Buddhism and Atheism With Ajahn Brahmavamso

"But this evening's talk. I'm going to be talking about a subject. i hope i never thought about before. That's unlikely sings. I've been speaking here for over twenty years and it's come up in the newspapers recently and Few people have been discussing this on the email because apparently just before easter time there was an atheist conference over in sydney and that really upsets some people in the churches in sydney and because they were talking about eighty s and it affects them. Bickers is put this an atheist religion. Does it believe in god. If it doesn't why does support his position about this and so the first part of this talk no maybe just a bit of information about the stand on a garden some interesting things which many of you may not know for the most important part of this talk is That actually as far as buddhism is concerned is better reform does not believe in a supernatural being because there some very very grave consequences such a belief in your ordinary lives. I'm going to put this view and pointed point out that actually that you can become a wiser more compassionate person without such beliefs which sometimes obstruct no one's feeling of what's right and what's compassionate. Bullets go from the very beginning. Sometimes people ask is put some an atheist religion. What is a buddhist. Take on a guard but i vote is to go to the ancient scriptures twenty five hundred years ago when the border was around and of course you mentioned just the idea of god was very common at that time as far as the buddha was concerned. It wasn't just a theory but because of these great house which you can get through meditation you understand how the universe works.

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Roles and Mercy With Marty Langlois

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02:13 min | 1 year ago

Roles and Mercy With Marty Langlois

"Today. Special guest is christian. Women's health coach marty lang loy. Welcome to the show. Marty thank you. Thanks for coming on. Thanks for taking the time so tell us a little bit about yourself what you do. I am a christian woman. Health coach and i helped moms dizzy. Women lose weight through self care in the focal points. I have in my mission in mothers news or focusing on areas of food fitness and fund. Those are all important for ups love f words in their appropriate of ford family friendly mission friendly. Yeah interesting so the faith part what. How does that play. Well my Face background as an emergency of catholic. We we have this focal point of the theology of the body. Were we talk about value of that body. From genesis of god creating us in his image and life news To include even jesus himself being god in man he was a human so the value of the human person and our bodies as we can Read throw out all kinds of scripture verses about taking care of the temple and all of that Is where that comes into play hum in its starts with having that foundation increased. 'cause we see all these diet fads and all these things celebrities are doing and they have these two week plans that while you're going to get a two weeks worth of results and it's gonna last for the two weeks as opposed to something that can be more permanent

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Fight or Flight With Garrett Vandenberg

The Bible Says What!?

01:24 min | 1 year ago

Fight or Flight With Garrett Vandenberg

"Special guest host of the this could be interesting show garrett vanderberg van vandenberg. That's how you say right right. Vandenberg invention welcome to the show here. It be him in. Thanks for coming on taking the time watch. Tell us a little bit about what you do. Well you mean with the show or in real life in the show. Yeah so this could be interesting as a project. I just started this year Kind of out of frustration with the sorts of conversations. I noticed going on. I guess i noticed. Because i was kind of pointing at other people but i started to realize okay. This is the problem in metoo. I think in general and again. I can't speak for the world but i can speak for myself and say i think i am getting worse than having conversations with people income jumping to conclusions in and i'm getting more more quickly jumping into a fighter flight mode than i should be. This is a problem i i. I don't like this behavior in me. And i don't like it and other people what what can i do about this so i mean i guess the best solution i could come up with was just a practice. So essentially the show is an opportunity a space for me to go in and talk to people specifically people who see the world differently than me and just practice getting through those moments of tension and

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Back to Jesus With Kristin Ostrander

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01:58 min | 1 year ago

Back to Jesus With Kristin Ostrander

"Today's special guest is author speaker. Podcast or kristen strandard to the show. Hi thanks for having me. Thanks for coming on. Thanks for taking the time So tell us a little bit about first of all what you do. I am kristen steiner. I am the host of the amazon files. Podcast and the owner and founder of mommy income dot com. I teach people to start and grow ecommerce businesses online. That sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of work. Yeah both pretty busy How many kids you. I have three kids. One two grown in one. Still in the nasty. We've got a twenty year old one. That's graduating this year at eighteen and then the youngest is ten and a half fun man. I keep you busy. That's for sure on top of everything else you're doing. Yeah that could be a whole episode about raising grown children and what that's like right. Good nece kids in general so As far as the the the religious aspect of of kristen what are your you. Would you describe the christian beliefs. Would you call yourself a christian. Absolutely s awesome. So why would you take on that title. What what is it about the christianity that you accept. I am a follower and believer of jesus. I believe in the gospel. I believe that it's All his doing. And none of mind and i have a purpose in a plan in life to follow that calling and to spread the good news to others that there is hope and help beyond this life. Open help beyond this life and what. What does the bible to you. The bible is the word of god. The bible is a sharper than any two edged sword. I can i use it against it. Right the bible is guidebook. That guy bill bible is the answer. It is my hope and my help. It is the source of wisdom the source of all instructions for humanity.

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Weekend at Bernie's With Jonathan Merritt

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01:35 min | 1 year ago

Weekend at Bernie's With Jonathan Merritt

"Today. Special guest is author of several critically acclaimed books including learning to speak god from scratch. Jonathan merritt welcome to the show. Jonathan all my gosh. It's my pleasure to be here. Thank you so much for having me on appreciate it man. Taking the time out from your busy days and new york over there. Yeah yeah for sure so tell us a little bit about this book. Learning to speak gone from scratch. How does that work. Well you know. I started writing this book. When i moved from atlanta to new york city actually and i found that it was a lot more difficult in a new setting to have spiritual conversations to use sacred language. Sacred words That other people were unfamiliar with. And so i began to sort of wonder. I think what a lot of people wonder whether it's better to just avoid this kind of conversation In in mixed company or weather in some way These words these. These conversations were beautiful and beneficial and and worth reviving. And that's really what let's started the exploration that became this book Interesting so spiritual conversations. What do you mean by spiritual conversations. you know. it's a big. It's a big broad term What does it mean to have a spiritual or religious conversation for most people. I think they would say it's a conversation about god

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The Bible Is Offensive With Andrew Fouts

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02:18 min | 1 year ago

The Bible Is Offensive With Andrew Fouts

"Today. Special guest is director of digital resources and church planter over art c. r. m. will explain that in a minute andrew fouts welcome to the show andrew. Thanks for having me. Thanks for taking the time so explain a little bit. About what c. R. m. is and what does he church planter do. Apparently you have an old title. Is i haven't done the church planning seen in a while. But yes r. m. c. as the association of church sports and recreation ministries We are an international para church ministry. So we are not actually associated with any churches but Go come in alongside churches to help them develop Sports recreation and fitness ministries. And what i do specifically is i'm in charge of digital resourcing. So i d this podcasting Video editing We we produce. We've got a publishing house that produces some books. We've got a video production house The i'm i kind of him. Second in command of as the associate producer where we produce training videos We produce some online courses online classes. means like that and then We just started a podcast network. Last january is when we launched it. We've been working on it for about a year now while Where i produce all of the podcasts. And i so i produced five different or four current ones one of them. I co host one of them. And then we've got two more pre-production so we wow he busy for sure. But crm yeah crm just comes on site churches and helps them. Train leaders helps them find out what facilities they already have in maximize the space that they have to do. Like basketball leagues You've got some churches that do karate taekwondo. We've got churches that we've helped with that built. discourses Things like that. So we we come alongside and train and help them. And we've got guys all across the world we met including some people. We can't even talk about for security reasons.

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Your Own Personal Jesus With Onyx Keesha, Actress,

The Bible Says What!?

02:10 min | 1 year ago

Your Own Personal Jesus With Onyx Keesha, Actress,

"Today. Special guest is author actress. Director and producer onyx. Kisha the show on ix. I'll and still happy to be here. Thanks for coming on appreciate your time so tell us a little bit about the work you do and why you do it. Oh for sure. Well i truly believe that my art is my activism and. I think that it's very important that we attempt to blur the lines that divide us I feel like when you can connect to the heart in the heart of someone. Then those differences are not as pronounced You know humanity connecting to one. Another is just really a beautiful thing in for me. I like to do that through art through theater through film absolutely. Yeah i totally agree. I think art can be activism hundred percent. I guess this is kind of an artful show. I guess podcast is an art form. So that's my own little forum. I guess humanity connecting one hundred percent agree that just speaks to my humanism beneficial if we all stick together by on all that love it. I love it So you've done. Most of your stuff is based off of The christian perspective correct. Well a great deal of i you know. I'll never forget how to do this. Panel on time and i will ask this question. Like how did you release a movie about church in then erotica movie on and you know i just really explain my stance that You know if you are a believer then you must know that god is there. Even when you're making love will win. We try to separate it when we try to erase. Our human experience are truly on a spiritual journey But a lot of my work is definitely based I do have a great deal of faith based work as well.

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Pointless Miracles with Michael Zwaagstra

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01:56 min | 1 year ago

Pointless Miracles with Michael Zwaagstra

"Today we have returning guests michael's wag stra author of the naked man flees. Welcome back to the show. Michael well thank you very much. It's a pleasure to be back with you. And i'm looking forward to part two of our discussion. Not many make it to the part to man. I thank you for coming back. I appreciate it. Oh you're welcome that's I think it's good to have the types of discussions and to W- there's far too many people whatever side of the issue you're on it's so easy to stay within her own little bubbles and where it's safe and we just affirmed by people all the time we all spend more time talking to people who have different opinions and challenge ourselves absolutely totally agree. And that's why we're here today so last time we left off. Oh actually this time. We're gonna talk about a little bit more about your book. Chapter twenty four twenty five and forty. But before we get there. We left off with gideon. And i kind of wanted to touch base with that story for a minute. That's okay not a problem. So gideon tested yala with the fleece on the ground to see if it was to be wet and whatnot. Malachi tested y'all way as well romans twelve to y'all we want you to test him but that kind of contradicts matthew. Four seven deuteronomy six sixteen. Which tells you do not test do not put the lord god to the test. I see this as a contradiction. How do you see this. Well i i would see it differently. And i think it's important for us to talk about getting. We need to put his story in context and historic can be found in judges chapter six in. It actually goes on for several chapters The israelites in this case are oppressed by million. And god has directly called gideon to lead the israelites out of oppression to lead to leave to victory. god has guaranteed victory to get in. He does so explicitly early on in chapter six

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Curveballs With Bob Searle

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01:51 min | 2 years ago

Curveballs With Bob Searle

"Today. Special guest is former pastor an army chaplain and the author of journey into wholeness bob. Searle welcome to the show. Bob thank you so much michael. Thank you to privileged beyond today. So is this your first podcast bob. This is what i had I had one on last wednesday Pastor bob on a podcast so So this is this is actually my second one. Well how fun. I'm so excited to have you bob. So i kinda wanted to just briefly. Have you explain your book to us. And then we'll jump into the questions from their sound. Good very good very good. So i wrote this back in nineteen ninety eight one thousand nine hundred ninety not intending to be a book at all. i was doing a clinical education residency at university medical center and one of the things. They're after twenty years of ministry. I thought it'd be a good idea to go back and continue redefined my tools but also to reflect upon nice spiritual experiences and the various Streams of of Spirituality that had had really influenced me so spent a time And our final project. I wrap this up into a final project and wrote Journey into wholeness. At the time i didn't have that name at all and so i completed the the work and resumed my pastor ministry. I'm vhs and all of the candidate would be a and Meera cole pas who worked at the center of excellence the candidate was very interested. In chaplaincies spirituality faith and suicide idea

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The Naked Man Flees With Michael Zwaagstra

The Bible Says What!?

02:36 min | 2 years ago

The Naked Man Flees With Michael Zwaagstra

"Today. Special guest is author of the naked man flees michael's wag stra welcome to the show. Michael well thank you very much mike. It's a pleasure to be with. You appreciate you being on taking the time. So let's let's hear a little bit about that book. Naked man flees naked man flees while the the full book title. Is the man. Fli es timeless truths from obscure parts of the bible and seek to do in the book is to highlight forty obscure passages passages in the bible that christians and non christians alike ten dimiss With the bible and passages the tend not to have a lot of servants preached about them and to take a closer look at what these passages say in What possible meeting they might have to today. i've taught In addition to teaching public high school. I also teach a part time basis at stop five college. Which is our our local bible college here in steinbeck manitoba and i've found that You can never assume that christians know their bibles really well But a lot. Don't and i i know that on your show. One of the things that you say at the end is that you encourage people to pick up their bibles and read them and i agree. People should pick up the bible and actually read it because otherwise you're gonna miss a lot of important stuff that's in there actually. Yeah there's a lot of stuff in there. It's pretty interesting for sure. Chapter two for instance you talk about one of my favorite will if it's my favorite but it's definitely one of the stories that are in there The the moses and y'all we meeting them at the lodging place and he's about to kill him mad. That is such a strange story. It makes a stranger because it's just kind of thrown in there you know you're you're reading the story then all of a sudden this happens and it goes right back to where left off so it's yeah it's it's a strange one and it's one that a lot of people A lot of christians miss and one of the reasons that we miss it is that it doesn't make it into any of the popular movies. It's not in charlton. Heston the ten commandments does make it into prince of egypt and the exact. Yeah go figure. I'll read the la read. The exact passage is chapter four versus twenty four to twenty six at a lodging place on the way the lord met him. That's moses and sought to put him to death then sapporo took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin. Touched moses beat with it and said surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me. So he left him alone It was then that she said a bridegroom of blood because of the circumcision.

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