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John is a professional animal advocate & public speaker. You can support his work at https://www.patreon.com/JohnOberg​ and follow him at https://twitter.com/JohnOberg​. In these Sentientist Conversations we talk about the two most important questions: “what’s real?” & “what matters?”  Sentientism is "evidence, commitment & compassion for all sentient beings." Full show notes and the video of our conversation are here: https://youtu.be/UTZlwC4nHq8 We discuss: - John's career in animal advocacy and vegan advocacy - "It's been the best change of my life - it's given my live a lot of meaning & I've made a big difference for animals." - Helping other advocates & organisations to be effective via social media - Messages being seen by 10's of millions of human eyes - Growing up in the mid-West, but in a fairly non-religious context - We generally assumed God exists, but it was rarely talked about - Thinking at 14 "This doesn't make any sense - I'm an atheist!" - Going through a "militant" atheist phase - then softening to just being open minded... "I don't rule anything out" - The challenges of coping with family illness & death. Recognising the pull of the hope of an afterlife - Given there are so many thousands of religions, amazing how someone can be so sure theirs is the right one. It's just what they were taught as a child - How the "golden rule" & broad themes of compassion pre-date, then run through most religions - How naturalism needs to be humble & open minded (even to crazy ideas) - Avoiding the arrogance of dogma even within atheist/skeptic/naturalistic worldviews - Withholding belief until there's evidence. Being comfortable not knowing until then - "A Meaningful Life" and "The Animal Activist's Handbook" by Matt Ball, founder of Vegan Outreach - The meaning of life is about 2 things: The pursuit of pleasure and joy and the avoidance of pain and suffering (the latter being more important) - And more.. You can find John at https://twitter.com/JohnOberg​, https://www.facebook.com/JohnObergOfficial​ and https://www.johnoberg.org. You can support him via Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/JohnOberg​. Sentientism is “Evidence, reason & compassion for all sentient beings.” More at https://sentientism.info/​​​​​​. Join our "wall" https://sentientism.info/wall/​ using this simple form: https://sentientism.info/im-a-sentientientist. ​Everyone interested, Sentientist or not, is welcome to join our groups. Our main one is here on FaceBook​. ​Thanks to Graham for his post-prod work. Follow him: @cgbessellieu
Power lifter, animal advocate, social media strategist, 100% vegan only begins to describe John Oberg. Known in many circles as an outspoken, yet rational, animal advocate, John is on a mission to raise awareness about compassion to animals. As an animal activist and social media influencer and professional, John has dedicated his life to making the world a kinder place for animals by utilizing the power of social media. Vegan for over 11 years, John has no intention of letting up on his activism. In 2019, he launched his own independent, patron-funded project for animals through Patreon to maximize his impact for animals. Previously, he served as Director of New Media for the international animal protection organization, The Humane League and as Director of Communications for Vegan Outreach. In 2019, he had tens of millions of views of his content on social media. http://www.patreon.com/johnoberg http://www.johnoberg.org http://www.twitter.com/johnoberg http://www.Instagram.com/johnoberg http://www.Facebook.com/Johnobergofficial http://www.YouTube.com/user/johnoberg FREE Beginner's Guide to Plant Based Eating from Kathleen Gage http://www.plantbasedeatingforhealth.com/guide
Given the current state of the world, and social media’s role in dividing people further apart than ever, I sure welcomed this invigorating conversation with animal advocate and social media [...] Continue reading → The post MikeyPod 302 | Animal Advocate and Social Media Pro John Oberg appeared first on MikeyPod.
In a world of social change, how can YOU make a difference for what you believe in? Activist John Oberg is on Awesome Vegans with me, sharing his top tips for being an effective activist...making a difference is so much easier than you think! Tune in!  For more information, find John on all socials at @JohnOberg and visit http://ElysabethAlfano.com 
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14
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13
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11 hours, 10 minutes
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