MONDAY MELTDOWN: The Danger in Fake Positivity and Spiritual Bypassing: Zac Gandara: Vanessa Smith Bennett

MONDAY MELTDOWN: The Danger in Fake Positivity and Spiritual Bypassing: Zac Gandara: Vanessa Smith Bennett

Monday Meltdown is our weekly time to chat with each other. This week…

Many of us grew up in religions, ideologies, or families that didn't allow the embracing of our humanity, our emotions. We were taught to suppress them with positivity, or not to engage them at all. Here is a healthy alternative. Let's talk about it — Thank's Loser Laird Young for sending this in.

THINKING THURSDAY: Self-Deception and the Work to Heal: Zac Gandara: Duncan Trussell: Joe Rogan

THINKING THURSDAY: Self-Deception and the Work to Heal: Zac Gandara: Duncan Trussell: Joe Rogan

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

I’m a fan of Duncan Trussell. So I listened to Episode 1313 of the Joe Rogan Experience with him. He went on a beautiful tirade about human suffering, the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, Self-Deception, and the work we can do to become more gentle people. Let’s talk about it.

EPISODE 198: I am the Sex Worker Robin Hood!: Vee Chattie

EPISODE 198: I am the Sex Worker Robin Hood!: Vee Chattie

Vee Chattie is a Sex Worker with an upbringing in the Vineyard Church. This episode we talk about their sex worker career while laughing at the jokes that come from Vee’s former Christianity.

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Kissed My Dating Book Goodbye: Joshua Harris: Zac Gandara

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Kissed My Dating Book Goodbye: Joshua Harris: Zac Gandara

Monday Meltdown is our weekly time to chat with each other. This week…

Many of you sent in this CNN article about Joshua Harris, the author of the book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” He is getting divorced and no longer calls himself a Christian. That book hurt many of us; let’s talk about it.

THINKING THURSDAY: Capitalism is Destroying the Earth?: Zac Gandara: George Monbiot

THINKING THURSDAY: Capitalism is Destroying the Earth?: Zac Gandara: George Monbiot

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

Fellow Loser Brian sent in an article. Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations by George Monbiot. We take a look at it and put it in the critical thinking machine.

EPISODE 197: Sex Worker by Day, Comedian By Night: Vee Chattie

EPISODE 197: Sex Worker by Day, Comedian By Night: Vee Chattie

Vee Chattie grew up in Florida in the Vineyard Church. A neo-charismatic movement within evangelical protestant Christianity. At an early age, they started questioning the faith. Vee is a sex worker by day and a comedian by night.

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Will I Ever Be Accepted? How Can I Cope?: Zac Gandara

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Will I Ever Be Accepted? How Can I Cope?: Zac Gandara

Monday Meltdown is our weekly time to chat with each other. This week…

Fellow Loser Austin writes in while he’s sitting in church. The Pastor is talking about homosexuality and Austin, shaking, wonders if he’ll ever be accepted. Is he crazy? How can he cope?

THINKING THURSDAY: How Religion Turned American Politics against Science: Zac Gandara: Kurt Andersen

THINKING THURSDAY: How Religion Turned American Politics against Science: Zac Gandara: Kurt Andersen

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

A Fellow Loser sends in a Big Think video featuring Kurt Andersen talking about how the Christian Right has seriously harmed the perception of science American politics.