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  1. Jenna Belk and Vi La Bianca. Viewer Calls. View the full article
  2. Part 1 of the AxP Double Header! View the full article
  3. Tweet This week’s episode features a strong woman with a truly unbelievable story to tell–Briell Decker Blanchart, who grew up in the FLDS (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints) cult, led by “prophet” Warren Jeffs. Now in prison for life on multiple charges of child abuse, Jeffs was the undisputed leader of the cult during the time Briell was born and raised in the cult. Her story of life in the cult, how she came to be his 65th wife, and her unbelievable escape, are truly nothing short of amazing. Now she makes it her life’s goal to help those who have escaped the cult and integrate into the real world. Find out more of Briell’s inspirational story in this episode! Support MindShift Podcast on Patreon! http://patreon.com/mindshiftpodcast Contact Information Briell Decker’s Blog Follow Me on Twitter @MindShift2018 View the full article
  4. Matt Dillahunty and Don Baker. Miracles, Again. Don talks about "miracles" being little more than unconfirmed stories for the sake of marketing. View the full article
  5. Atheist Experience 23.34 2019-08-18 with Matt Dillahunty & Don Baker View the full article
  6. The Non-Prophets 18.16 with Jamie Boone, Denis Loubet, Kevin Stein, & Derek Hawke View the full article
  7. Matt Dillahunty with guest David Warnock. Dying out loud. Guest David Warnock talks about confronting death as an atheist. View the full article
  8. Atheist Experience 23.33 2019-08-11 with Matt Dillahunty & Dave Warnock View the full article
  9. Tweet This week’s discussion features a wide-ranging conversation with ex-pastor (and now atheist) Tim Sledge, out of Texas. A former megachurch pastor in the Houston area, Tim underwent a significant change of both heart and of faith, culminating in him walking away not just from the church, but from the faith altogether. Now an atheist, Tim has chronicled his journey in his book Goodbye Jesus –and he is also is a prolific Twitter personality who regularly tweets about very thought-provoking and challenging issues around deconstructing Christianity and religion. Tim and I discuss, among other things, not only his journey, but the phenomenon of the 81% white evangelical Donald Trump supporters. Where is all of this leading? As a former pastor himself, Tim provides a unique insight into this situation of American evangelicalism today. Support independent media like MindShift Podcast on Patreon! http://patreon.com/mindshiftpodcast Tim Sledge Contact Information Follow Tim on Twitter @goodbye_jesus http://timsledge.com Goodbye Jesus on Amazon Follow me on Twitter @MindShift2018 View the full article
  10. I believe Luth's position and style of arguing may be adequately explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presuppositional_apologetics Sad to admit, but many years ago I would have argued alongside him.
  11. You have to hear this story! He's always wanted to help people. When he became a strong Christian, it was saving people from the lake of fire. If Hell was real, Wiley was compelled to do everything in his power to save people from it. He would stand outside ATMs on busy Friday nights preaching to people. He was attracted to an aggressive form of Christianity. Having exactly the right doctrine was very important to him. So much so, that he and his wife later struggled to find the right church. He wouldn't marry his wife unless she agreed to wear dresses and not celebrate Christmas, as it's a pagan celebration. She eventually agreed. Later Wiley hears a podcast host pose a question for Christians. The host asks if Christians could admit they might possibly be wrong. When the podcast host proclaims that Christians never will admit this, Wiley thinks "challenge accepted". His faith is tested and then his marriage. He faces questions about faith with transparency. He also decides to face OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in an honest, open way. He's a courageous human being and I'm so glad he shared his story with us. View the full article
  12. Matt Dillahunty and Vi La Bianca. Viewer Calls. Matt and Vi take viewer calls. View the full article
  13. Atheist Experience 23.32 2019-08-04 with Matt Dillahunty & Vi La Bianca View the full article
  14. The Non-Prophets 18.15 with Kevin Stein, Jamie Boone, & Derek Hawke View the full article
  15. Matt Dillahunty and Jenna Belk. Viewer calls. View the full article
  16. Atheist Experience 23.31 2019-07-28 with Matt Dillahunty & Jenna Belk View the full article
  17. Tweet Is there a place for religion in the world today? History demonstrates that humanity is incurably religious…we can’t seem to separate humans from their beliefs. But it is a demonstrable fact that religion, and religionism, have done tremendous amounts of damage over the centuries–from religious wars, terrorism in the name of God, religious trauma, cults, and all sorts of religious trauma and sexual abuse. So many people need to recover from the harmful effects of religion that Dr Ray has started two organizations to help people do just that–Recovering from Religion Foundation, as well as the Secular Therapy Project. Find out more about Darrel’s work, as well as what might be in your future should you too need to recover from religion. Support Independent Media like MindShift Podcast: MindShift Patreon Page Contact Info for Dr Darrel Ray Recovering From Religion Follow me on Twitter @MindShift2018 Darrel Ray on Twitter @drdray132 View the full article
  18. Amanda is realistic about life's difficulties, but also very hopeful. She wears her heart on her sleeve and hopes her story will help others going through similar challenges. I loved her wise words about living with mental illness and how, although better off today, she still has ups and downs. She's a kindhearted person with a great sense of humor. I loved getting to chat with her. Her story is such an important one to tell. Amanda is a newly deconverted Christian that wonders where her prayers went for the 16 years she was a Christian, she describes herself as a multiracial undomesticated goddess but understands she’s a work in progress. Amanda was raised in an emotionally neglectful household and experienced sexual abuse from a family member. She committed her life to God as a way to escape abuse and to find love. Suicide was a common theme as she struggled with undiagnosed mental illnesses. She wants others to seek help with depression and anxiety when it comes up because it can be dangerous for those to go undiagnosed. During a mental health crisis last year she realized that God was not the answer and that she needed help for depression. During that time she was also diagnosed with PTSD. Since leaving Christianity she’s been freed from the guilt and shame associated with religion and now sees the world differently. This allows her to enjoy life, laugh more, and watch Game of Thrones. She is a mother to dynamic twin boys and a wife to a strong, adventurous man. She enjoys being outdoors but not exercising, she enjoys reading only for pleasure, she enjoys watching her children laugh and play but not fight, she loves game nights, good food, and rum punch drinks. She also aspires to be a comedian. She wants others to be unencumbered by the fear of what others think and to reach out when they need help. She wants to be a safe place for herself and others. View the full article
  19. Matt Dillahunty and Denis Loubet. Viewer Calls. Denis Loubet is a regular host of the Non Prophets. View the full article
  20. The Non-Prophets 18.14 with Kevin Stein, Jamie Boone, & Vi La Bianca View the full article
  21. The Non-Prophets 18.13 with Denis Loubet, Kevin Stein, & Jamie Boone View the full article
  22. Don Baker and Jenna Belk. Message to Christians. Don asks Christians why they're selling out their fellow human beings. View the full article
  23. Tweet This week’s guest is author, speaker and podcaster Natalie Hoffman, survivor of not just an emotionally abusive marriage, but also of religious trauma. Oftentimes it’s religion itself that causes in the first place–or mightily contributes to–emotionally abusive or dysfunctional marriages and relationships. In the case of Christian evangelicalism, add in the inbuilt patriarchy and misogyny of the system itself, based on literalistic readings of the Bible, and you have a recipe for disaster. Not only did Natalie escape to find freedom, she is now in a position to assist others who are working their way out of emotionally abusive relationships. Support Independent Media like MindShift Podcast on Patreon! http://patreon.com/mindshiftpodcast Contact Information for Natalie Hoffman Flying Free website Follow Natalie on Twitter @FlyFreeNatalie Follow Me on Twitter @MindShift2018 View the full article
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