Seventh-Day Atheist Podcast

Ami, Abby, and Misty discuss Peter Boghossian's "A Manual for Creating Atheists."

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Ami and Abby talk about tattoos and piercings and the complicated relationship between these things and SDA faith or lack thereof. They also give some practical advice for adults who want tattoos or piercings and have never gotten them before.

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Ami and Abby read from SDA mailings. They talk about the problems inherent with conflating witnessing with friendship, and they talk some more about the church's attitude towards sex and sexual abuse.

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Abby and Ami respond to feedback and talk about various ways to grow up Adventist. We mentioned this post by Chris Hudson.

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Abby and Ami reminisce about road trips in SDA grade school and high school. Chior, hand bells, band, gymnastics, drama team, youth group, outdoor school, camping, snorkeling, canoeing, etc - Adventists *love* to send their kids on overnight road trips. These are mostly positive memories with some weird ones thrown in.

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Ami and Abby talk about the shift in Adventist politics from old-fashioned conscientious objectors to mainstream NRA-style Republicans. They also take a look at Adventist presidential candidate, Ben Carson.

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Abby and Ami read from Adventist publications about the recent GC session, education, and changes to the 27 fundamental beliefs.

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This is Part 2 of 2. Ami, Alex, and Abby talk with a friend about sexual abuse in the church and attitudes towards that abuse. They discuss some attitudes that are, if not unique to Adventism, at least very distinctly Adventist.

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Ami, Alex, and Abby speak with a friend about sexual abuse in the church. This is a difficult topic. Trigger warnings everywhere. Part 1 of 2.

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Ami, Abby, and Mistie talk about the experience of reading western literature as atheists and ex-Adventists, conflicts that arise when raising children in a world saturated with religious imagery, and the role of religious themes in art and culture.

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Ami, Abby, and Mistie talk about hymns, praise songs, and Special Music.

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Abby and Ami respond to listener feedback, talk about movies some more, and then discuss the Pope's recent visit.

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Ami and Abby talk about their experiences with youth pastors and the strange role these men play in Adventist churches.

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Abby and Ami reminisce about wonderful toys, activity songs, strange adult leaders, and horrifying stories told with felts.

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Ami, Abby, and Alex reminiscence about the films considered acceptable in their Adventists homes growing up. Lots of nostalgia for B-rated 80's movies. You Millennials may be a little lost on this one.
 

 

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Ami, Abby, and Alex read from SDA mailings and discuss topics ranging from SDA films to dreadlocks to modern sanitariums.

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Abby and Ami respond to feedback. We talk about vegi-meat, the ABC, and being limited by the Adventist ecosystem. Here's Betrayal by Merikay McLeod, the book our listener mentioned about the battle for equal pay for women in Adventism. Also, here's Peter Boghossian's A Manual for Creating Atheists. Read along with us if you like.

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Ami, Abby, and Mistie read listener feedback and talk about guilt trips, relatives, crazy pastors, and the strange Adventist affinity for snake oil.

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Abby, Ami, and Mistie talk about angels, fear of angels, angels within Adventist mythology, and angel sexlessness. And it's all kind of terrifying.

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Ami, Abby, Misty, Jen, and Adrian talk about marrying or befriending ex-Adventists. Outisders wonder: what happened to you freaks?

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Ryan Bell (whom you might know as the "Year Without God Guy") has been an oft-requested guest by our listeners. In many ways, he has become the face of Adventism to the atheist community. He has a great blog, linked above.

Unfortunately, Abby and Ami do not have a mixer, which is a peice of equipment they should aquire before trying to do another long-distance interview. This audio is a little hard to understand in places, but there are some good great moments. Please be pateint with the sound quality.

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Ryan Bell (whom you might know as the "Year Without God Guy") has been an oft-requested guest by our listeners. In many ways, he has become the face of Adventism to the atheist community. He has a great blog, linked above.

Unfortunately, Abby and Ami do not have a mixer, which is a peice of equipment they should aquire before trying to do another long-distance interview. This audio is a little hard to understand in places, but there are some good great moments. Please be pateint with the sound quality.

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Ami and Abby read some listener feedback stories about "magical" womanhood and being drunk in church.

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Abby and Ami discuss their reactions to the GC's decision to not to ordain women. They also have fun with the new ABC book catalogue.

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Ami and Misty talk respond to feedback, talk about women's ordination, and read wacky Adventist mailings.

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Ami, Alex, and Lana talk about personal experience in Adventist health care, brochures, the SDA hospital environment, and the amazing stealth powers of JW pamphleteers!

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Abby talks about her experiences as a student missionary in Taiwan in 1989/1999.

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Ami and Abby talk about SDA church - the service, their own family experiences, and a bit of nostalgia.

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Ami and Abby talk read some more stories about demons, find hilarious typography choices in the Review, and then read some suggested reasons to go to heaven.

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Abby and Ami talk about Bible Class and the Adventist idea of comparative religion studies. They also read some materials intended to help witness to "secularists."

 

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Ami and Abby interview Renia Carsillo about her new memior. She talks about growing up Southern and Adventist. The book is Born Hungry: Stories about sweet love, bitter greens and losing my religion. It's available on Kindle.

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Abby, Ami, and Alex invite a guest on the show, Aaron, to talk about his experiences growing up gay in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. They talk about bullying, gay acts vs gay identity, issues with parents, and the difficulty of coming out atheist after coming out gay.

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Ami and Abby talk read listener feedback and talk about the emotional manipulation of the classic alter call and its many iterations. They also announce a new Goodreads Account and a Patreon Page! Go watch the video if you want to see us look awkward on camera.  

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Ami, Abby, and Ryan talk about their impressions of organized atheism, both immediately after leaving the SDA church and now. They talk about the good these organizations do, but also their conflicted feelings about joining anything that feels church-like or brings people together over shared ideology.

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Abby and Ami share some SDA mailings, along with comments from listeners. They discuss the phenomena of self-editing for the comfort of SDA relatives and friends. They also read a very brave listener’s letter about dating and relationships. Afterward, their friends discuss fear of the occult.

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Abby and Ami talk about fear of the occult, ouija boards, evil spirits, yoga, new age music, dungeons and dragons, and other curious Adventist superstitions.

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Ami, Abby, and Alex respond to feedback, read some stories, and ask our audience some serious questions about what they'd like to see from us in the future.

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Ami, Abby, and Misty talk about sexism in the Adventist church.

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Ami and Abby talk about the recruiting process for Adventist universities. Abby talks about her experience of going to an SDA college and Ami talks about her experience of going to a secular university fresh out of SDA boarding academy.

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This is a feedback episode with Abby and Ami, featuring such charming phrases as "separation of church and brain" and "I was raised a starchetarian." You guys rock!This episode was recorded long distance on Abby's end, which means that Ami sounds a little like she's in a tin can, but not too bad.

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Ami, Alex, and Ryan reminisce again about living in Adventist dorms during boarding academy. They talk about sexuality and race issues in the dorm. This one is kind of gross, folks (just like living in the dorm).

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Abby and Ami talk about the Adventist Health Message - mostly diet, but also weird things like airing out your bed, avoiding mustard, and counting your bowel movements. Because there's nothing more Adventist than concerns about colon mucus.

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Alex, Ami, and Abby talk about Pathfinders, begging for money, and spaghetti disasters.

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Ami and Abby conclude a 2-part discussion on Communion and Baptism, focusing this week on Baptism.

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Ami and Abby begin and 2-part discussion on Communion and Baptism, focusing this week on Communion.

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Ami and Abby respond to your feedback and read an SDA mailing about a very special Valentines Day movie. This episode was recorded at a distance, so the sound is a little worse than usual. It was recorded on Ami's end, which means she'll sound a bit clearer. It's not perfect, but we think it's still listenable.

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Abby and Ami talk about the Sabbath, focusing on the non-church aspects. This is a mostly positive episode, along with a big dose of weird. Uncle Dan and Aunt Sue, anyone?

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Ami, Abby, and Jim continue their discussion about officially leaving the church. They also talk about the psychological and emotional process and some of the Bible stories that spend them on their way. For the after-show, we ask our friends: Was there a particular Bible story that broke your suspension of disbelief?

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Abby, Ami, and Jim talk about the actual process and decisions involved in removing your name from church books.

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Ami and Abby talk about the conundrum of prayer, the ways you try to escape it, and the ways that you sometimes fail.

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Amy and I talk about miracle stories, read some of yours, and our friends discuss religion and dinosaurs (you know you wanted more dinosaurs).

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Ami, Abby, and Ryan talk about working for and with Adventists.

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