In this episode we talk with Dustin Williams, a former Seventh Day Adventist seminary student who left faith, and discovered sexual hangups during his recovery. His creative way of overcoming can be both educational and inspirational.
The book “The Atheist’s Way; Living Well Without Gods” is all about living a life with meaning. If you’ve struggled with the apparent meaningless of life without God, this podcast is a great place to start to get on the road to creating meaning.
Hector Avalos is Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University. He was a child evangelist at the age of 9, and discovered his religion was wrong. Hear him tell his story of how he left religion, and became a world renowned atheist scholar and author.
We talk to David Silverman, President of American Atheists, about coming out as an atheist and the benefits of meeting other people who feel the same way you do.
We also talk about the upcoming American Atheists National Convention, this April in Des Moines Iowa. We’re going, are you?
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Dr. Darrel Ray explains his Sex and Religion survey while a naked Deanna Joy asks him questions. She did that just to keep it interesting!
Take the survey here before January 30th, and pass it on to all your friends:
Innocuous Religion - Episode 13
Is there such a thing as religion that does no harm?
Xtian warning: If you are a Christian and you don’t want to be offended, this is an episode to skip.
We examine how religion, even in its most innocuous forms, destroy life and the value of living.
A must listen if you are out of religion but still struggling with questions about the value of religion.
Rich was a co-host on Ask An Atheist’s most recent show in their new radio format! It’s available via audio podcast now, or you can wait a couple of days for the video.
Our good friend Dr. Darrel Ray is gathering information for an upcoming project. It’s about our two favorite subjects! If you have the time, please fill out this survey, and feel free to pass it on!
When Rich Lyons first moved to Seattle, he didn’t talk much about his past. People who know him now have a hard time believing that for over 20 years, Rich was a preacher at a conservative Pentecostal church in East Texas. But after Rich started to object to what he saw as hatred and intolerance, he began preaching acceptance, and the church officials pushed back. He lost his job and his marriage, spiraling into a suicidal depression. Rich explains how he came out of his depression, became an outspoken atheist and found a new community in Seattle. Rich Lyons talks with KUOW’s Jeremy Richards.
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Red Neck Blue Collar Atheist - Episode 12
A fun interview with Hank Fox, a fellow escaped Texan and author of the book “Red Neck Blue Collar Atheist: Simple Thoughts about Reason, God & Faith”
Episode 11 of Living After Faith is now UP!
No Longer Witnessing for Jehovah - Episode 11
In this episode we talk with Chad, a life-long Jehovah’s Witness who left the church and became an atheist.
I’ve spent more time editing this episode that I imagined, because I had to balance my friendship with Chad and my desire to protect him from saying too much, and my respect for my listeners, which requires me to tell his story.
I hope you are as moved by his story as I am.
Now, let’s LAF with Chad!
Living after faith is now the official podcast of Recovering Religionists, a group founded by Dr. Darrel Ray, author of “The God Virus.” We will be partnering with Darrel to bring more resources and hope to people leaving the faith.