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  1. We were excited for our first interview with a married couple!  Sarah Austin, a transgender woman, grew up in a small town as a “vanilla Christian” working in conservative talk radio. Her wife Becca grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness. Sarah and Becca married before Sarah’s transition. Together, they host the SarahTalk Podcast where they discuss “all the things you shouldn’t talk about at work.” Sarah and Becca share their story of facing faith and gender identity issues as a couple in love. Before the interview, Bill and Tim discuss the recent news stories about televangelist Ernest Angley, and Bill relates a personal anecdote about Angley's church.  SarahTalk Podcast:  http://www.sarahtalk.com/
  2. This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight talks to Lloyd Evans (@CedarsJWSurvey). They discuss his strict upbringing in the Jehovah's Witness faith and his emancipation from it. Lloyd talks about the fallout this has had on his family relationships and gives some advice on how to best engage Jehovah’s Witnesses in dialogue as well as detailing the sexual abuse within the organisation. Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify. #GSPodcast Theme by Dorian Silk & The MCH    
  3. On this episode I speak with Lloyd Evans. Lloyd is the founder and senior editor of JWsurvey.org - a website that promotes freethought among Jehovah's Witnesses. He is also author of "The Reluctant Apostate," a book that chronicles his experiences growing up as a JW and his journey to freedom from Watchtower indoctrination. His "John Cedars" YouTube channel, which has nearly 50,000 subscribers, hosts a range of videos aimed at dissecting the various teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses, as well as new developments in the religion.LINKSLloyd's YouTube channel | https://www.youtube.com/user/johncedars1929Lloyd's books | https://www.amazon.com/Lloyd-Evans/e/B01N13QDU4?A Secret Database of Child Abuse (The Atlantic) | https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/03/the-secret-jehovahs-witness-database-of-child-molesters/584311/Visit the Life After God website — www.lifeaftergod.orgPlease support the show — www.patreon.com/lifeaftergodFollow us on Twitter — www.twitter.com/ourlifeaftergodFollow us on Facebook — www.facebook.com/ourlifeaftergodFollow us on Instagram — www.instagram.com/ourlifeaftergod
  4. Concluding our interview with Lloyd Evans, we focus on his journey from devout Witness youth to outspoken ex-Witness activist and atheist. Lloyd shares the circumstances leading to his "awakening" with startling honesty and reveals how the heartbreaking loss of his mother played a profound role in keeping long-held doubts suppressed. Lloyd is the founder and senior editor of JWsurvey.org—a website that promotes freeness of thought among Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is also author of “The Reluctant Apostate,” a book that chronicles his experiences growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness and his journey to freedom from Watchtower indoctrination. His wildly popular Youtube channel “John Cedars” hosts a range of videos aimed at dissecting the various teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as new developments in the religion.
  5. The Atheist Experience 23.45 for 2019-10-27 with Eric Murphy & Lloyd EvansSHOW TIME-STAMPS00:06:11 Connor - TX - Feeling anger due to the lies told by religion00:17:36 Brandon - AZ - Prophecy proves god is real00:36:21 Lane - UT - Do outsiders view certain religions as ridiculous 00:44:25 John - GA - What sort of evidence do atheists need for the existence of god?00:55:44 Mark - Italy - Is not a Christian any longer, can we talk about the trinity?01:05:57 Jessica - MI - Troubled and scared of completely leaving religious life01:15:38 Dean - NC - Wondering if we look at a brain, can we visualize thoughts?01:24:03 Cal - MO - Growing up financially supported by religion, worth thinking about it?01:31:35 Shalev - WA - Seeking ideas to approach conversations with theistic relativesSHOW NOTESWelcome to Talk Heathen! In today’s episode, Eric Murphy is joined by Lloyd Evans. Lloyd runs a youtube channel (John Cedars), wrote an amazing book (The Reluctant Apostate), and a website for ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses (www.jwsurvey.org) providing resources to those JWs who are seeking help getting out.The first caller is Connor from Texas. He would like to talk about how to approach how religions tend to lie to their congregation. He is feeling some anger about this. Listen in to hear how Lloyd explains this and finding perspective.The next caller, Brandon from Arizona would like to continue to discuss his position that prophecy proves god is real. He has called in before and you may recognize his voice. Listen in and find out how Eric and Lloyd break down his argument.The following caller named Lane from Utah wants to talk about how the view of certain religions can be seen as ridiculous, specifically Mormonism. The next caller in the queue is John from Georgia wanting to discuss the evidence needed by atheists to prove the existence of god. Tune in to hear how Eric processes this.Next up, Mark in Italy is no longer a Christian (possibly an ex-JW,) but would like to discuss Christian apologetics and whether or not the bible proves the trinity.Afterward, Jessica from Mississippi talks about how scared they are of completely extricating themselves from religion and feeling free from indoctrination. This is something worth listening to as well as visiting Recovering from Religion: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/Subsequently, Dean in North Carolina ponders if we look at a brain, are we able to see and access thoughts as they occur. The next caller, Cal from Missouri is struggling with having been financially supported by religion growing up, and wondering if it is worth caring about it now he is an atheist. Lloyd does his magic and unpacks this with care. Tune in to see!Our last caller, Shalev from Washington would like to discuss how to have conversations with their religious relatives.
  6. Continuing our interview with Lloyd Evans, we focus this portion of the interview on Lloyd’s experience living as a Jehovah’s Witness—drawing occasional parallels between those living life as Mormons and those who are Jehovah’s Witnesses. Lloyd is the founder and senior editor of JWsurvey.org—a website that promotes freeness of thought among Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is also author of “The Reluctant Apostate,” a book that chronicles his experiences growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness and his journey to freedom from Watchtower indoctrination. His wildly popular Youtube channel “John Cedars” hosts a range of videos aimed at dissecting the various teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as new developments in the religion.
  7. What are the Jehovah’s Witnesses? How do the Jehovah’s Witnesses function? How does it feel to grow up in the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Our guest on this episode is Lloyd Evans. Lloyd is the founder of JWsurvey.org a website dedicated to give voice to millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world who would not normally have the opportunity to say what they really think about the Watch Tower Society. As an ex-Jehovah’s Witness himself, Lloyd shares his incredible story of growing up inside the organization and how he ultimately managed to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Along the way he answers questions about how Jehovah’s Witnesses are organized and how they manage to keep strict control over their members. A fascinating inside look into the Jehovah’s Witnesses that is complemented by Lloyd’s recent book The Reluctant Apostate. Things mentioned in this episode: JWsurvey.org Lloyd Evans on Youtube ‘Remember the Wife of Lot’ John Cedars’ commentary My 21st Century Apostate Trial Jwfacts.com Crisis of Conscience  
  8. Amber Scorah grew up in Canada in a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was passionate about her belief and moved to Shanghai to become an undercover missionary – undercover because of the restrictions on religious preaching in China. She was determined to convert people, but ended up doubting her own faith. However Amber knew that if she left the religion, she would be ostracised from her community and family. She tells Emily Webb her story. Caleb Swanepoel is a South African actor who embodies the word resilience. When he was a drama student he lost his leg in a shark attack while he was out surfing with his brothers. Now, he’s back on the stage and also back in the water – hoping to take his swimming talents to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Outlook's Andile Masuku went to meet him. Image: Amber Scorah Credit: Lee Towndrow
  9. In this episode of Religiosity, we speak with Debbie Glander, a Marriage & Family Therapist and Ex-Jehovah's Witness, about Religious Trauma Syndrome and what it was like to grow up fearing the impending armageddon. 
  10. The story of a lady we’re calling Jane brings up important discussions about our relationship with our parents. We look into the challenges she faced in her family, and how she dealt with the trauma from growing up in a volatile home. Temi and Wole share short personal stories from their childhood and we examine what happens when one decides to leave everything they’ve known behind. Music used for this episode provided by Audiobinger, AShamaluevMusic, Arn Andersson, Johnny Grimes, and Lakey Inspired. You can watch the full video of Amber Scorah’s interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show HERE.
  11. Rachel Bernstein is an Educator and a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. She has a private practice in Encino, CA.   While continually meeting with clients who present a variety of concerns and issues, Rachel has simultaneously been working for the past 24 years with people affected by cults.   Rachel Bernstein has been the Coordinator and Psychotherapist at the Cult Clinic of Los Angeles (now closed), and the Therapist and Community Education Coordinator at the Cult Hotline and Clinic of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in New York.   She has trained former cult-members, and families who have lost a loved one to a cult, to go out and speak about their experiences. She has run support groups for former cult-members and groups for the loved ones of current cult-members.   Rachel is on the Clinical Board of the International Cultic Studies Association, is an Editorial Advisor for the Cultic Studies Journal, and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.   Rachel has spoken at many cult-related and human rights conferences, and has been interviewed in newspapers, magazines, on local radio, as well as BBC News and Japanese radio. Rachel has appeared on ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Dateline NBC, Fox News, and CBC News in Canada. She most recently appeared on the National Geographic Channel and on Larry King Live.  Rachel Bernstein, MSEd, LMFT RachelBernsteinTherapy.com   In April of 2008, Rachel was asked by the Family Protective Services of Austin TX to help with the children who had been taken from the Yearning for Zion polygamous compound. She offered techniques to help the case workers more successfully engage with these children, and help them learn they don’t have to be afraid of the world outside the compound. 
  12. Cass Midgley and Marie D'elephant discuss everyone's autonomous right to grieve their loss however it manifests. We feature a segment of a YouTube talk by ex-Jehovah Witness, Rodney Allgood, and an updated from Dave Warnock on the Dying Out Loud campaign. 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 www.patreon.com/eapodcast,  or leave a lump-sum donation through PayPal at our website, www.everyonesagnostic.com.   ​Produced by Cass Midgley and Marie D'Elephant Website: everyonesagnostic.com Facebook: fb.me/everyonesagnostic Twitter: @evry1sagnostic  Instagram: @everyonesagnostic YouTube: tinyurl.com/sayyestowhatis Patreon: link D'Elephant: mariedelephant.com
  13. Sharon is an ex-JW Cult survivor, the mother of 4 children and has served for the past 10 years as an Anti-Cult Activist working with many such groups around the world including the U.S. Nigeria, Italy, Africa, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia and the Phillipines. She has also been a volunteer in various grass roots projects aimed at helping ex-JW children and adults to recover and has developed a series of programs for ex-JW Children to help them heal. For more information about this program series – check out www.exjw-help.com. Sharon is a sex abuse survivor, been shunned, had to go into hiding for survival and developed PTSD along with several of her children which lead to several suicide attempts. She now translates the leading newsworthy stories for exJW’s throughout the world.
  14. This week I’m joined by author and psychotherapist Bonnie Zieman to discuss her new book, Cracking the Cult Code for Therapists, a guide for therapists (and patients) as to what destructive cults are, how they operate and why therapists need to understand this in order to best help their patients. Bonnie Zieman’s website is here.... The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #103: Cracking the Cult Code for Therapists appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.
  15. Saturday 07/11/15 12pm ET/11am CTRL/10am MTN/9am Pac Call in and listen, share comments or asak questions at 1-347-934-0379 or listen online at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/healingxoutreach/2015/07/11/btr-guest-former-jehovahs-witness-now-author-psychotherapist-bonnie-zieman 20 years practicing Licensed psychotherapist Bonnie Zieman was a Jehovah's Witness for 30 years, elder's wife and special pioneer for 5 years. She will share her experience exiting and the details of her book, "Exiting the JW Cult: A Healing Handbook for Current and Former Jehovah's Witnesses." This book is available in kindle and print formats at: http://www.amazon.com/EXiting-JW-Cult-Handbook-Witnesses-ebook/dp/B00YCJSJ5S  
  16. Amber Scorah was a Jehovah's Witness in Shanghai, trying to bring new converts on board. But then she left - both the country and the faith. Her new book Leaving the Witness chronicles why and how she got out.
  17. Ethan welcomes author Amber Scorah to The Road Home for a conversation about her exit from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the ‘partial cults’ we can all find ourselves trapped in.
  18. Lloyd Evans is a much sought-after expert on Jehovah's Witnesses, the religion of his upbringing. He’s the founder of JWsurvey.org, and author of “The Reluctant Apostate” which is both a memoir and a reference guide. He points to JW’s as just one example of the harm that can be inflicted when religious authority goes unchecked. Since 2011, Lloyd has been a passionate advocate against cults and religious fundamentalism. Lloyd's YouTube channel (under the name John Cedars) has 12,000+ subscribers and has attracted more than 2.5 million views. Website: https://jwsurvey.org/welcome YouTube channel: https://goo.gl/Rly2CP
  19. Who/What are the Jehovah's Witnesses? It's a religion most people have heard of but know little about. In this podcast, Seth Andrews speaks with three ex-JWs about the origins, the teachings, and the organizations. Guests include:Lloyd Evans, author of "The Reluctant Apostate" @cedarsjwsurveyAmber Scorah, author of "Leaving the Witness" @amberscorahTelltale (Owen Morgan), host of TellTale Atheist @telltaleatheist
  20. President Trump downplays protests during his U.K. visit, Jaboukie Young-White chats about socialism with Bernie Sanders, and Amber Scorah discusses "Leaving the Witness." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
  21. Amber Scorah, a current CUNY BA student talks about her life and best selling memoir Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life(Viking, June 2019). Scorah shares a remarkable journey of leaving the Jehovah Witness faith while on mission in China. Leaving her faith as a third generation Jehovah Witness was fraught with a multitude of challenges. For beginners, severing her ties to the church, by default she ended her marriage too. Ironically, being in China gave Scorah the emotional space and physical distrance to be able to carve out a path to a remarkable new life. Enchanted with New York City, Scorah seeks a new beginning where she sustains a tragedy that would stagger the strongest among us. She is studying Psychology of Mind Control and Group Dynamics at Hunter College. She is a Thomas Smith Academic Fellow.
  22. In this revealing conversation Amber Scorah opens the box into the psychology of religious belief to show how, exactly, religions and cults convince members that theirs is the one true religion, to the point, she admits, that she would have gladly died for her faith. As a third-generation Jehovah’s Witness, Amber Scorah had devoted her life to sounding God’s warning of impending Armageddon. She volunteered to take the message to China, where the preaching she did was illegal and could result in her expulsion or worse. Here, she had some distance from her community for the first time. Immersion in a foreign language and culture — and a whole new way of thinking — turned her world upside down, and eventually led her to lose all that she had been sure was true. As a proselytizer in Shanghai, using fake names and secret codes to evade the authorities’ notice, Scorah discreetly looked for targets in public parks and stores. To support herself, she found work at a Chinese language learning podcast, hiding her real purpose from her coworkers. Now with a creative outlet, getting to know worldly people for the first time, she began to understand that there were other ways of seeing the world and living a fulfilling life. When one of these relationships became an “escape hatch,” Scorah’s loss of faith culminated in her own personal apocalypse, the only kind of ending possible for a Jehovah’s Witness. Shunned by family and friends as an apostate, Scorah was alone in Shanghai and thrown into a world she had only known from the periphery — with no education or support system. A coming of age story of a woman already in her thirties, this unforgettable memoir examines what it’s like to start one’s life over again with an entirely new identity. Scorah and Shermer also discuss: the legals and logistics of writing a memoir the rise of the nones and disbelief and why stories like hers provide social proof for living without religion what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and why they believe it what it’s like to go door-to-door witnessing for a religion Armageddon and what doomsayers do when the world doesn’t end the mindset of the fundamentalist why religions are obsessed with female sexuality why religions forbid homosexuality the psychology of deconversion the problem of evil, or why bad things happen to good people how she would try to talk someone out of joining ISIS what it’s like to be expelled from a religion and be an apostate, and how to start your life over when you’ve lost everything. Amber Scorah is a writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her articles have been published in The New York Times, The Believer, and USA Today. Prior to coming to New York, Scorah lived in Shanghai, where she was creator and host of the podcast Dear Amber: An Insider’s Guide to Everything China. Leaving the Witness is her first book. Listen to Science Salon via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.
  23. Lloyd Evans is an ex-Jehovah's Witness, the author of The Reluctant Apostate, and is the Senior Editor for JWSurvey.org. He stayed up super late to join us via Skype from his home in Croatia to talk to us about Jehovah's Witnesses and the work he is doing after leaving the faith.   Patreon subscribers get more than 40 minutes of extras this week!   Show Links: JW Survey Website: http://jwsurvey.org/  JW Survey Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jwsurvey  Lloyd Evans on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedarsjwsurvey  Lloyd's Book: The Reluctant Apostate Recovering From Religion: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/  The Clergy Project: http://clergyproject.org/  You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these links: Our Website: http://www.godlessrebelution.com Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/godlessrebelution Podbean: http://www.godlessrebelution.podbean.com Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-godless-rebelution/godless-rebelution iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/godless-rebelution/id872416298 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/GodlessRebelution  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GodlessRebelution Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TGRPodcast You can also send us hate-mail, show ideas, questions, corrections, whines, and rants at:  GodlessRebelution@gmail.com ~ OR ~ Send us a text or leave us a voicemail message at: 330-81-REBEL   You're welcome!
  24. Amber Scorah was a third generation Jehovah's Witness raised to believe that the Armageddon was imminent. As a teenager she was shunned from her religious community for having sex with her boyfriend. Scorah went on to marry an elder in the church, and she and her husband traveled to China as missionaries. But gradually doubt began to set in. Scorah speaks with Terry Gross about her decision to leave her marriage and her religion and start over. Her memoir is 'Leaving the Witness.' Also, John Powers reviews the HBO series 'Years and Years.'
  25. This will be the first of many stories of those who have left & survived the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. We begin with Clay Frye was a Jehovah’s Witnesses for 32 years before being disfellowshiped.
  26. Youtube sensation Telltale Atheist shares his personal history raised as a Jehovah's Witness and breaks down the difference between religions and cults.
  27. This week I’m joined by Owen Morgan (Telltale Atheist) to discuss a little theory I have as to why it can be so difficult to talk about religion with people; we discuss how real religions are distinct from cults and how to be a more moderating influence in these troubled times. Enjoy! The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #214: Religions vs. Cults ft. Owen Morgan appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.
  28. In this podcast, we talk to YouTuber, Telltale Atheist. He shares his story about growing up in a Jehovah Witness household, and we field questions from the audience, including the state of atheism on YouTube, whether atheist channels should tackle social issues and whether or not religion is child abuse. We also cover a few other topics, such as whether or not mainstream atheists should be tackling social issues using their platforms.Special Guest: Telltale Atheist.
  29. Our follow-up interview with author Amber Scorah of the book "Leaving the Witness" at the Community of Christ in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this interview, we solicit comments and questions from our live audience.
  30. Join us now for today's Mormon Stories Podcast episode as we interview ex-Jehovah's Witness Amber Scorah about her new book: "Leaving the Witness: Exiting Religion and Finding a Life." Building off of our previous interview with former Jehovah's Witness, Lloyd Evans, we continue to discover the parallels between the JW Movement and Mormonism, particularly surrounding the struggle to form a new identity after leaving the religion. In this interview Amber shares her experience leaving her religion. From the book's abstract: "Amber's loss of faith culminated in her own personal apocalypse, the only kind of ending possible for a Jehovah's Witness. Shunned by family and friends as an apostate, Amber was alone in Shanghai and thrown into a world she had only known from the periphery--with no education or support system. A coming of age story of a woman already in her thirties, this unforgettable memoir examines what it's like to start one's life over again with an entirely new identity. It follows Scorah to New York City, where a personal tragedy forces her to look for new ways to find meaning in the absence of religion. With compelling, spare prose, Leaving the Witness traces the bittersweet process of starting over, when everything one's life was built around is gone."
  31. Ex-Jehovah's Witness Amber Scorah talks to Jonathan Kay about leaving the Christian sect and her book Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life.
  32. Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life is a book by Amber Scorah. Amber Scorah is a writer and author from Vancouver, B.C. who is now based in New York. This book follows the life of Amber and her journey as a Jehova's Witness, and her escape from it. Lynda Steele Show Technical and Content Producer Amir Ali reflects on his own exit from his Muslim upbringing with Amber in this insightful interview. Learn more about Amber at AmberScorah.com or follow her @AmberScorah on Twitter. You can find her book at all major book stores.
  33. This week Amber Scorah (@amberscorah) and Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) discuss Amber’s new book - Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life. Together, they break into Amber’s former faith with the Jehovah's Witnesses, her complicated marital affair, and a subsequent exit from the church. Amber opens up about her current outlook on religion, and explains how she came to terms with her son’s sudden death. It’s more heartwarming than it sounds, we promise! Thanks to our sponsors! Did you know that millennials have 3 times as much student debt as their parents? That’s not right. But you can get your student loans right by refinancing your loans with SoFi.  It’s a fast and easy process––all online––and only takes 2 minutes to check your rate. Refinancing your student loans could save you thousands. Check your rate in 2 minutes on sofi.com/CROOKED.  Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on the go. They’re stylish and versatile, and they go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Rothy’s come in a wide range of colors and patterns, and they’re available in four different silhouettes. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Go to Rothys.com/wflt to get your new favorite flats. Everlane only makes premium essentials, using the finest materials, without traditional markups. Right now, you can check out our personalized collection at Everlane.com/FRIENDS and get free shipping on your first order. Cats are natural born predators - that's why the guys at Petronics invented Mousr, a fully autonomous robotic mouse. Right now, my listeners can save 20% by visiting petronics.io/friends and using code FRIENDS at checkout.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  34. Amber Scorah was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. She tells the story of her 'deconversion' in her book, 'Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life', available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Witness-Exiting-Religion-Finding/dp/0735222541In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Amber talks about what it was like to believe fully, what it's like to disbelieve now, how her relationships were affected, the death of her young son Karl on his first day in childcare, her views on life now, and much more.Amber is a writer in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Gothamist, and Believer magazine. Amber became a parental leave advocate after the loss of her son, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.—Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date:Twitter: @HumanizeMePodInstagram: @HumanizeMePodcastFacebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/1772151613053280/Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything to us and makes the podcast happen! (Includes access to the monthly bonus podcast, ‘Why It Matters’, where we discuss the show and read listener feedback, and the ‘Campolo Sessions‘, long-form conversations between Bart and his dad Tony Campolo.)Got a question for Bart to answer in a future show? Call the ‘Q Line’ at (424) 291-2092.Humanize Me is hosted by Bart Campolo and is produced by John Wright at JuxMedia.com.
  35. S4 E37: In this episode meet Elaine Welteroth, author of MORE THAN ENOUGH; Amber Scorah, author of LEAVING THE WITNESS; and Tiffany Jenkins, author of HIGH ACHIEVER. These women share their personal journeys—complete with mistakes and hardships—in such an intimate and vulnerable way that listeners will be inspired to examine their own lives and spark conversations with those around them. Plus find out which author describes the recording process as being “a little bit like therapy.” More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/598362/more-than-enough/ Leaving the Witness by Amber Scorah: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/549565/leaving-the-witness/ High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/612800/high-achiever/
  36. Amber Scorah went to Shanghai as a Jehovah's Witness missionary. But in one of the most restrictive, totalitarian countries in the world, for the first time in her life, she found she had the freedom to think. Photo: Andy
  37. Ex-Jehovah's Witness and activist Lloyd Evans tells his compelling story about his introduction to - and escape from - the JWs.Lloyd's website: www.JWsurvey.orgLloyd's book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995669104 Lloyd's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/johncedars1929YOUTUBE Video of this interview (coming soon).SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
  38. Concluding our interview with Lloyd Evans, we focus on his journey from devout Witness youth to outspoken ex-Witness activist and atheist. Lloyd shares the circumstances leading to his "awakening" with startling honesty and reveals how the heartbreaking loss of his mother played a profound role in keeping long-held doubts suppressed. Lloyd is the founder and senior editor of JWsurvey.org—a website that promotes freeness of thought among Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is also author of “The Reluctant Apostate,” a book that chronicles his experiences growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness and his journey to freedom from Watchtower indoctrination. His wildly popular Youtube channel “John Cedars” hosts a range of videos aimed at dissecting the various teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as new developments in the religion.
  39. Mormon Stories Podcast is excited to interview Lloyd Evans—founder and senior editor of JWsurvey.org—a website that promotes freeness of thought among Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is also author of “The Reluctant Apostate,” a book that chronicles his experiences growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness and his journey to freedom from Watchtower indoctrination. His wildly popular Youtube channel “John Cedars” hosts a range of videos aimed at dissecting the various teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as new developments in the religion. In this portion of our time with Lloyd, we focus on the history of the Jehovah Witness movement to provide a foundation for our future discussion on what it is like to be a Jehovah’s Witness as well as his experience leaving the religion behind.
  40. You know that knock and the door. You answer. As soon as you see who’s there you close the door with the standard accompanying and dismissive phrase "I'm not interested". Yes, it’s the Jehovah’s Witness. Today's interview guest is Lloyd Evans who is an ex-member with plenty of stories to tell (who was also on Leah Remini's show). He tells us about his (nearly) whole life in the organisation. He shines a light on the challenges, the damage, the practices and the personal effect of being in a cult. It’s a fascinating interview that opened our eyes in many ways. What we generally dismiss usually has a human and very vulnerable story behind it. There is so many parallels to be drawn between cults and long-established religions, a lot of which modern cults are based on. The people who knock on your door are under a binding doctrine that is incredibly damaging and should and will be exposed on every level possible.If you are in need of contact, resources, reassurance or help as you are doubting or leaving the organisation, please avail of the plentiful opportunities out there and get into contact. There are a lot of people who went through the same thing and are here to help. Educate yourself and see what’s there and contact where need be. Please check out his books and various outlets, as they are a tremendous resource. You can also support the cause by donating to his Patreon, which is entirely dedicated to helping people who feel they have no out:Website: https://jwsurvey.org/Additional full resource: jwfacts.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/johncedars1929/featuredTwitter: @cedarsjwsurveyPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/cedars Amazon/Kindle Books for research and a good starting point:The Reluctant Apostate: Leaving Jehovah’s Witness: https://amzn.to/2D4z2krHow to Escape from Jehovah’s Witness: https://amzn.to/2sZ5SOO
  41. Jeff talks to Lloyd Evans from the popular John Cedars YouTube channel (2.5 million viewers) about his escape from the Jehovah’s Witness faith, Jordan Peterson, Brexit, tactics of cults in politics, and how skepticism isn’t the same as cynicism. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace Twitter @jeffgrace Instagram IMDB Lloyd Evans (guest) @cedarsjwsurvey Twitter John Cedars Youtube Channel Mentioned during the show... Sam Harris Waking Up Podcast NYTimes: Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says
  42. This week I’m joined by Jonathan Streeter (former Morman) and Lloyd Evans (fomer JW) who together with me are the Three Apostates! We each scored our respective groups on a “cult danger evaluation” and in this episode we compare and contrast our scores and ideas for each. Enjoy! The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #175: The Three Apostates Take the Cult Challenge appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.
  43. We interview Lloyd Evans, author of The Reluctant Apostate: Leaving Jehovah's Witnesses Comes at a Price. Alexandra James explains her resource for ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses JWvictims.org. And we have four powerful listeners’ stories.
  44. We are joined by Chase, a former Jehovah's Witness Pioneer who shares with us his story, JW history and doctrine, and his recovery. JWR
  45. Jeff and his wife were Jehovah Witnesses and now they’re swingers and have a successful open marriage. How did they go from one hardcore extreme to another? How did they get involved in swinging in the first place? What is the key to a successful open relationship? Tune in to find out and hear all about their early days as a normal married couple, the swinger parties they eventually attended, who they wound up sleeping with once they opened up their marriage and a whole lot more.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  46. What’s it like growing up as a Jehova’s Witness, a religion that means you can’t celebrate birthdays or Christmas? Why can’t they vote or read Harry Potter? In this podcast, Vicky Lunt talks about her upbringing as a Jehova’s Witness and the gradual fading out process she is undergoing in a struggle for self-invention.
  47. Recorded on 01/12/13 for release on 01/24/13 0:00:25 INTRO Wesley was on Just Skeptics Register now for the Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference FEEDBACK – None this time around 0:04:39 THIS DAY IN HISTORY 1908 – Boy Scouts movement begins 1935 – First canned beer goes on sale 1943 – Von Paulus to Hitler: Let us … Continue reading »
  48. In this episode of Religiosity, we speak with Jamie, an Ex-Jehovah's Witness, who tells the story of his journey out of homelessness after being shunned at 16 years old.  

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