This week I am being interviewed by Sam and Daniel from the When Belief Dies podcast. The focus is on what I have changed my mind about since beginning work in the secular community. We discuss the following topics:
- The deconversion process
- Secular Grace
- How the 12 steps influenced my conception of Secular Grace
- People shaped whole in our hearts
- Honesty contests
- Talking with believers
- The analogy of the Cathedral
- Secular Grief
- Letting go of an afterlife for oneself and one’s loved ones
- The human desire for an afterlife represented in secular movies
This episode is a sister episode to Daniel and me interviewing Sam on When Belief Dies. Both episodes are dropping at the same time. You can see me in the YouTube version interviewing Sam.
If you are interested in producing music for the Graceful Atheist Podcast, the sound I am looking for has a strong baseline and beat with gospel church organ, potentially with R&B or Gospel vocal samples. Here is a playlist to inspire you to Gospel R&B Beats. Get in touch.
There were several places in the episode where I forgot names. I’ll mention them here.
It is Tim Sledge who talks about “exceptions to the rule of faith” in his book, Goodbye Jesus.
It is Carolyn Golden, Psy.D. who discusses attribution and schema on the Life After God podcast
Episode: How and Why We Believe
Brian Peck is quoted multiple times. Here is my interview with Brian:
My Deconversion Story
Telling my deconversion story on Voices of Deconversion
Photo graphic design by Logan Thomas, Beyond Belief
“Waves” track written and produced by Makaih Beats