EPISODE 100: This Podcast is About People and Their Stories

EPISODE 100: This Podcast is About People and Their Stories

There is no doubt from the start of Losing Our Religion that this entire podcast is about people and their stories.  It seems that as the podcast grows and goes on, it has become less and less about religion and more and more about people.  To this end, we take this 100th episode and devote it to people.

In this episode, we share clips from a handful of popular and most downloaded episodes.  Shows that you gave us the most feedback on.  We also take the time to thank the Losers and producers as well as receive thanks from Losers. There are behind the scenes stories and some shared tears.

EPISODE 054: Vigilante Love: Bella Biagio

EPISODE 054: Vigilante Love: Bella Biagio

In this episode, we spend a significant amount of time discussing the depravity of humanity and how together, if we have the guts, we can stand up, stand out, and make a difference.  But, dealing with corporations is another story altogether.

You remember Bella from the previous episode.

I met Bella through my friend Eddie.  Eddie was hanging out in the CounterCulture Society Mad Lab one day and mentioned, "You know who you need to have on the podcast? BELLA BIAGIO!"

EPISODE 053: Being Human: Bella Biagio

EPISODE 053: Being Human: Bella Biagio

This episode is about being human.  Being human with other humans and learning to pull our heads out of our asses and away from our phones.

I met Bella through my friend Eddie.  Eddie was hanging out in the CounterCulture Society Mad Lab one day and mentioned, "You know who you need to have on the podcast? BELLA BIAGIO!"

I immediately acted like I knew who she was because clearly, she was famous and I was just out of the loop.  I gave Eddie some LOR stickers and asked him to give them to her, then immediately Facebook messaged her and introduced myself.  Name dropping Eddie of course.  Months later we finally got together to have drinks in the Lab, and now I'm in love with my new friend.

I'M A LOSER: Who Defines Love?: Penn Jillette

I'M A LOSER: Who Defines Love?: Penn Jillette

"How much do you have to hate somebody NOT to proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that..." - Penn Jillette

The "I'm A Loser" episode happens once a month at the end of the month...You send me stuff, and we discuss it:

One of our ANONYMOUS Losers "Kyle" sent this Penn Jillette video to me:

Famous magician and infamous atheist Penn Jillette chats about a religious sharing their faith (proselytizing) to him. This video is fascinating to me!

I'M A LOSER: Middle America and Losing Hell: Loser Keith, John Shelby Spong & Carlton Pearson

I'M A LOSER: Middle America and Losing Hell: Loser Keith, John Shelby Spong & Carlton Pearson

In this episode, we take our first phone call from a loser, discuss middle America, and whether losing hell is a good idea or not.

I don't know if there is a heaven or hell.  I used to be certain there was, but these days I am not so sure.  After reading the scriptures in context more than ten times, I don't see it speak of a heaven, but of a recreated earth, and there doesn't seem to be a hell, but more of an existence apart from God.  Which for many of us reading this post, probably sounds pretty good...

EPISODE 033: Growing Up In This Mess Together: Rob Femur

EPISODE 033: Growing Up In This Mess Together: Rob Femur

This is a must listen to episode because of the beautiful spirituality expressed in our connection together. As well as Rob's ability to call me out on my own shit shut me up when I'm talking too much, and mutually honor each others art and lives together.

Rob asks me some very specific questions about my life, faith, church attendance, and what being a "believer" looks like post-institutional religion.  If I'm not in church, what keeps me going?

EPISODE 029: Maybe There's Something More?: Part 2: Christian Grindstaff

EPISODE 029: Maybe There's Something More?: Part 2: Christian Grindstaff

Apparently Christian and I are reaching the bottom of the bottle of Rye at this point.  I even end up spilling beer in the middle of our conversation cause I talk with my hands; of course, it has nothing to do with the fact that we've drunk almost a 5th of whiskey together.  Right?

EPISODE 025: A Felon's "Conviction": Part 2: C.J. Smith

EPISODE 025: A Felon's "Conviction": Part 2: C.J. Smith

CJ continues to share his transparent life journey of a drug user, why he lived that way, what motivated him, and learning to know himself and love himself through it all. Beginning in the Assemblies of God Denomination (Evangelical Pentecostal) CJ's indoctrination through the culture of the institutional church is where he learned the religion of wearing masks to fit the molds of other people.