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Jonathan Willis

Host & Producer of The Wayward Willis Podcast
Jon is an atheist who grew up in a strict, fundamentalist religious home. He started The Wayward Willis with his son to discuss religious and social topics with guests from a secular humanist standpoint. He's since made appearances on a number of other podcasts and is a member of the Famous Original Podcast Network.
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Episode 238 Jon Willis of "Wayward Willis" Podcast
Everyone's Agnostic Podcast
  Jon is a father, Army veteran, computer programmer, and host of The Wayward Willis podcast. He grew up in a military family with fundamentalist Christian beliefs and at the age of 5 he accepted Jesus into his heart and was baptized. He spent the rest of his childhood pursuing his relationship with Jesus but after reading the Bible from start to finish twice he began to have doubts about the accuracy of the text and the goodness of Yahweh. His deconversion began when he left his parents' home and started interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Though it took nearly 10 years to complete, the availability of the Internet sped it along. While shedding religious belief, Jon also shed preconceived notions about sexuality, gender norms, and Conservative ideologies. At 27 years old, Jon started blogging, tried YouTubing, and eventually started up a podcast as a progressive, liberal atheist to publicize secular humanism and push back against the harms of organized religion and credulity. We discuss reconciling with kids raised religious when the parent deconverts later on. We get into gender and sexual orientation fluidity. And lastly, we celebrate the surprised delight in feeling fully human as opposed to a temporarily postponed angel.    We taped this conversation on February 17, 2019. Thanks for listening and "Be a Yes-Sayer to What Is".   We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight, not by faith. Please subscribe to our podcast, and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Also, we offer these podcasts freely. And your support truly makes a difference. You can support us monetarily in two easy ways: you can pledge a monthly donation through Patreon. that’s,  or leave a lump-sum donation through PayPal at our website,   ​Produced by Cass Midgley and Marie D'Elephant Website: Facebook: Twitter: @evry1sagnostic  Instagram: @everyonesagnostic YouTube: Patreon: link
#55 - Penis Demonology
Secular Soup
Why do men suck so bad? Ami with an I demands an answer from Jon of the Wayward Willis podcast. You can find Jon here (although we’re not sure why you’d want to): As always, this episode contains (a lot of) salty language. Consider yourself warned. Please consider giving us all (or some) of your moneyz on Patreon at Or you can PayPal all the moneyz to us at You can find everything at Facebook - Twitter - @secularsoup Email - Instagram - @secularsoup Check out our YouTube Channel! Buy our delightfully bitchy crafts! There’s merch here: Thanks once again to the amazing Rich Lyons for editing this episode for us! He’s super cool. Check him out on Living After Faith!
EV - 075 Void Punishment
Embrace The Void
We ring in the new year with Jon from the Wayward Willis Podcast as we discuss a range of topics surrounding religion. We focus quite a bit on Jon's experience growing up in a very Christian household, and then later raising a child in a secular household.Hero of the Week:People Losing Their Heros
What Even Is The Lord's Army?
The Wayward Willis Podcast
Jon and Ron talk about marching in the infantry, riding in the cavalry, and shooting the artillery! Also, noting just how terrifying it is when religious zealots form an ACTUAL army of the lord.Jon and Ron talk to Jen Peeples from The Atheist Experience and Godless Bitches about religion and being gay in the military.http://www.atheist-experience.comhttp://www.godlessbitches.com @RationalJenTwitter: @AtheistExpShowGandalf Or God?! Ron has to guess whether four quotes come from The Lord Of The Rings or The Bible. We're keeping a running total to see if he can keep his score in positive numbers.What Even Happened? Jon and Ron talk about their week and what they watched, read, or did that made it not so terrible. music by Austin Colón: have a Patreon page! @waywardwillishttp://waywardwillis.comWe're part of the Famous Original Podcast Network! Check out our sibling shows at
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Dec 25th, 1974
St. Louis, MO, USA
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