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Seventh-Day Atheist Podcast

Adventist Atheists and Friends

Two ladies and their friends talk about their experiences growing up Adventist and leaving the church. They discuss both positive and negative experiences with irreverent humor and complex perspectives.



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Seventh-Day Atheist Podcast
Apr 22, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami read listener feedback and say good-bye. See you 'round the internet, guys!
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Apr 15, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby talk about other stuff they make, which you can find online. Yellow Flag Press published Amy's chap book, Milk and Water. Red Lion Square Poetry still has a facebook page that might someday be revived. You can find links to all of Abbie's books on her website. Her books are available in ebook, paper, and audio from the usual retailers. A quick google search for her name will turn them up.
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Apr 8, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami talk about what to do with the Patreon content and possibly posting some feedback emails to the blog or FB (with permission, of course). They read some emails about family returning to religion in times of crisis and the ever-popular topic of book-burning.
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Apr 1, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami were both out of town this week, so we're sharing a snippet that we posted for the Patreon donors back in June of 2015. It's an oldie, but goodie. Enjoy!
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Mar 25, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Mistie, and Alex talk about their experiences with a recent high school class reunion and the awkwardness of running into old teachers while doing normal adult thinks (like having low-key drink).
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Mar 18, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby talk about politics.
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Mar 11, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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We've talked about this a lot, and we've decided that episode 150 will be the last episode of the original podcast run. It will then go on hiatus, possibly forever, although we'll keep the feed up. Listen to the episode for more details.
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Mar 4, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby, Ami, and Debbie talk about watching The Exorcist. The scariest thing in the film was brain imaging before CT scan, which...holy s**t guys! Apparently this movie was made just one year before CT scans came along. Neurologists really did perform direct carotid puncture to inject dyes into the circulation to image the brain back then, and they really did something called pneumoencephalography. They injected air into the CSF via spinal, which would rise (as air tends to do) and make...
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Feb 25, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby's back! Ami and Abbie talk about coming out at work, dealing with relatives, and terrible Christian gifts.
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Feb 18, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Alex talk about the difficult decision of when (or whether) to come out as an atheist at work.�
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Feb 11, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Debby talk about yoga and other dangerously demonic activities.
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Feb 4, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Misty respond to listener feedback from someone whose family lived through an actual Time of Trouble.
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Jan 28, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Misty talk a little more about Hacksaw Ridge and discuss some Adventist mailings.
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Jan 21, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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A listener wrote in with the title of a scary end times book you might have read, as well as some experiences we're all probably shared.
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Jan 14, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami review Hacksaw Ridge. Spoiler: it was worse than they expected.
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Jan 7, 2017 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby talk about several Adventist articles reviewing the new Desmond Doss film "Hacksaw Ridge." They also read some funny mailings. Did you know paying tithe prevents automobile accidents? Neither did we. Note: this is not a review of the film itself by the hosts. They had not seen the film when they recorded this. Their review will be in an upcoming episode.
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Dec 31, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby read some heartbreaking feedback and talk about New Years. They'll be donating to to Zebra Coalition. Second Harvest Food Bank is a great charity they've supported in the past. Consider your own local charities.
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Dec 24, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami read bizarre Adventist mailings and reminisce about Christmas.
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Ami and Abby respond to listener feed back. They talk about books, art, and the End of Days!
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Dec 10, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby come to you from Florence, Italy! They talk about visiting beautiful religious art and how they respond to it as atheists and humanists.
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Dec 3, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami read and chuckle over Adventist mailings. And, hey, we even found one article that seemed really good and legitimately helpful (spoiler: it wasn't the one about the Beast Power).
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Nov 26, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami read and respond to a truly harrowing email from a gay listener whose SDAP family came very close to getting him killed.
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Nov 19, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby talk about the US election a bit. Sorry, we won't do this very often, we promise.
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Nov 12, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and friends talk about the experience of getting married as an Adventist or with Adventist relatives in attendance.
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Ami and Misty explore the latest catalogue of book offerings from the ABC.
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Oct 29, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Alex talk about censorship, trolling vs useful comments, Unitarian church, and the question of whether human beings are genetically predisposed towards religious belief. Abby could not help chiming in with a few comments while editing this one.
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Oct 22, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby watch The Terminator 1 and 2 for the first time in their 30's. Ami and Alex talk about the films and other cultural touch-stones they missed. These were not necessarily "good" films, but they were important to our generation. Like so many pop-cultural icons, we missed them.
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Oct 15, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Abby, and Alex read from Adventist mailings, as well as some listener feedback. They discuss some of the stranger sources of evil espoused by Adventists...such as cartoons and children's toys.
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Oct 8, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby, Ami, and Alex reading Adventist mailings about death and a listener email about the frustrations of dealing with Adventist family.
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Oct 1, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby respond to listener feedback about uninitiated relatives who unwittingly horrify Adventists. They try to explain how things like coffee and ham are perceived by Adventists. They talk about whether all the strange SDA rules make people happy.
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Sep 24, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby, Ami, and Alex talk about dealing with family in crisis, and how this tends to bring religious issues to the forefront again. Abby had to help unpack a bunch of Adventist books recently. Drop by the Facebook page to see pictures.
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Sep 17, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby read from Adventist publications about demon possession, SID, TMI, and nuts. (So many nuts.)
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Sep 10, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami talk about swearing! @#$*#@!!
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Sep 3, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami reminiscence about the girl's dorms in boarding academy.
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Aug 27, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Alex watch a video in which a young man attempts to pitch Adventism to people who come sit on his sofa in a public place. Here's one of the videos so that you can share our discomfort! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQWs_LxeS2s
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Ami and Misty respond to listener feedback. They talk about music, literature, education, and cottage cheese loaf.
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Aug 13, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Misty talk about the Jonie books by Jo-An Ritchie - the good, the bad, and the silly.
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Aug 6, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby discuss an article that deals with abuse in the church and a lesson plan from Young Disciple Magazine that demonstrates how this abuse might get started.
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Ami and Abby read from Adventist mailings about an odd outreach program called Share Him, as well as some articles about missionary efforts in China and Latin America.
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Jul 23, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami talk about Ellen White and her role in founding the Adventist church.
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Jul 16, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby read a sobering feedback email and offer support to a college student who is not quite ready to be on her own, but who finds her family's aggressive religiosity unbearable.
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Jul 9, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby read from Adventist mailings, including articles about baptizing people through Facebook, making friends in order to convert them, and "aggressive service."
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Jul 2, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby, Ami, and Jim talk about Adventist summer camp as both campers and staff.
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Jun 25, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby respond to a couple of feedback emails. Topics include dealing with Adventist family and working with Adventist school children when you're not actually an Adventist. Abby mentioned a documentary about a doomsday cult that she watched recently. It's called "Apocalypse Later: Harold Camping vs The End of the World," available on Amazon if you're interested.
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Jun 18, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Here is the Facebook page for Human Chainlink for Pulse Funerals. Here are other places you can help: Zebra Coalition The Center Orlando Go Fund Me Support Pulse Victims        
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Jun 11, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby's home! Ami and Abby talk about the last 4 months, the Emoji Bible, C.S. Lewis, and anything else that occurs to them.
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Jun 4, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Misty loved C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy as young Christians. Now, they review the books as adult atheists.
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May 28, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Misty read choice bits from non-Adventist religious mailings, including the anti-Adventist Proclamation Magazine.
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May 21, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Alex and Ryan talk about playing games as Adventist kids, particularly video games.
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May 14, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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From time to time, we get questions from well-meaning people that go something like this: "We understand why you are frustrated with the Seventh-Day Adventist church, but we can't understand why you're not Christians anymore. Why don't you believe in the Bible? Even if you're not Seventh-Day Adventists, isn't the Bible still a good and useful source of truth and wisdom?" In this episode, Ami and Misty respond to that question.
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May 7, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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It's our hundredth episode, guys! Can you believe we're still doing this? Abby and Ami reminisce about the podcast. They also talk about an article in a (newish?) publication, Adventist Today, called "It is OK to be a Cultural Adventist."
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Apr 30, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Misty talk about friendships with people who are still religious or who have become religious over the course of the friendship. What role do we play for those friends? What role do they play for us? How can we be kind to people we care about while remaining true to ourselves when they talk about their faith?
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Apr 23, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Misty interview Ami's daughter, Alice - a young teen who's been raised very differently from her parents. They talk about what it's like to be an atheist kid in a Christian culture and awkward interacts with grandparents and other kids.
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Apr 16, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Alex and Ryan talk about how their love of sports interacted with - and occasionally mirrored - their feelings about religion.
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Apr 9, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami respond to listener feedback, talk about crazy fundamentalists, and discuss the merits of a Great Controversy cartoon.
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Apr 2, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Mistie reviews the ABC romance "Heaven Sent" by Amanda Bews, and then she and Amy talk about it.
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Mar 26, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Misty, and a couple of brave guests talk about the experience of being homeschooled and the impact this had on their early social experiences and later attempts to make friends.
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Mar 19, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Misty, Stephanie, and Josh talk about dancing - SDAP attitudes towards dancing, learning to dance, and uncomfortable relationships with our bodies. Listen through the outro for a little chatter outtake directed at Abby. My friends miss me!! Awww...
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Mar 12, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Misty, and Rena talk about fringe-Adventist. These are the people that even Adventists thought were crazy! Somehow, most mainstream Adventists seem to have had experiences with them.
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Mar 5, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Misty, and Ryan read from SDA mailings. The latest offerings from the NAD include a guide to active shooter drills in church. Curiously, there is no mention of all the concealed-carry weapons sure to be available...
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Feb 27, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami talk long distance. (Ami sounds like she's in a tin can, guys. Sorry. We might try a different recording arrangement next time.) They discuss listener feedback about abuse, loss of faith, and Adventist colleges. Abby talks about her bizarre struggle to get her name removed from the books.
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Feb 20, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Alex, Ryan, and Jim talk about Star Wars, Star Trek, and how science fiction reinforced or contradicted their beliefs about religion, both before and after leaving.
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Feb 13, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Misty reminisce and gently mock the Christian romance novels sold in the ABC. The talk about fond memories and ridiculous tropes.
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Feb 6, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby talk about some changes for the podcast over the next few months. The conversation takes a weird left turn into SDA radio drama. We might have been too well-caffeinated for this one, folks.
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Jan 30, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Abby, Ryan, and Lana continue their discuss on mental health and Adventism.
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Jan 23, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Abby, Ryan, and Lana talk about how Adventism interacts with mental health issues. Part 1 of 2.
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Jan 16, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami and Abby respond to emails about the occult and read hilarious Amazon reviews for Adventist books.
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Jan 9, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby and Ami read and comment on new Adventist mailings (hey, they send this stuff to us).
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Jan 2, 2016 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Abby, Amy, Alex, and Aaron talk about gender roles within Adventism, masculinity, femininity, and how those things were perceived.
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Dec 26, 2015 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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Ami, Abby, and Misty discuss Peter Boghossian's "A Manual for Creating Atheists."
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Dec 19, 2015 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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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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Dec 12, 2015 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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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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Dec 5, 2015 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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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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Nov 28, 2015 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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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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Nov 21, 2015 Adventist Atheists and Friends
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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.