Innocuous Religion – Episode 13

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Is there such a thing as religion that does no harm? NO! And in this episode we tell you WHY.

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.

No Longer Witnessing for Jehovah – Episode 11

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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 friendshp 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!

The God Virus – Episode 10 with Dr. Darrel Ray

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Dr. Darrel Ray joins us on Living After Faith to help us better understand how we are infected with the “God Virus.” Like any virus, it’s important to remember that there is no guilt for catching it. The focus is to recover from it.

http://thegodvirus.net/

http://www.recoveringreligionists.com/

PTSD Flashback (By Request) – Episode 9

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We’ve had lots of requests and questions about PTSD, so this episode focuses more closely on what it is and how to recognize it.

We also have resources for you:

About.com PTSD symptoms list (a little more extensive than the Mayo Clinic’s list):
http://ptsd.about.com/od/symptomsanddiagnosis/a/PTSDsymptoms.htm

Atheist Experience:
http://www.atheist-experience.com/  (show info)
http://atheistexperience.blogspot.com/   (blog)

Dr. Darrell Ray:
http://www.recoveringreligionists.com/About_RR.html
http://thegodvirus.net/

Atheists Giving Thanks – Episode 7

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What do atheists have to be thankful for? Listen and find out. This one is light-hearted, unedited and totally off the cuff fun. No serious stuff, but fun and gives you a look at who we are. Enjoy!

Links to things we talked about:
Daniel Dennet’s article “Thank Goodness”
http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/dennett06/dennett06_index.html

The big power outage at our radio station last year (with audio!):
http://istillloveradio.blogspot.com/2009/07/seattles-komo-radio-goes-old-school.html

Rat City Roller Girls:
http://ratcityrollergirls.com/bouts-and-events/2011-event-schedule/

Pushing through PTSD – Episode 6

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These podcasts have stirred up some old symptoms. You can hear them in this podcast. I didn’t want to publish this one, but Deanna says it’s important. PTSD is ugly. This podcast is ugly, but you can hear PTSD first hand. And maybe you can see enough to realize you or someone you love needs help.

Here is a list of symptoms of PTSD from the Mayo Clinic.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/DS00246/DSECTION=symptoms

Too Fucked up to Fuck – Episode 4

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Christianity left Rich Too Fucked up to Fuck. The story of how a man experienced sexual abuse, and with the loving help of another, recovered.

If you have sexual issues stemming from religion, this is NOT an episode to miss.

Mentioned in this episode:
Dan Savage: http://www.thestranger.com/savage
and his podcast: http://podcasts.thestranger.com/savagelove/