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Voices of Deconversion

By Steve Hilliker

Encouraging Atheist and Agnostic Ex-Christians with Inspiring Stories of Deconversion

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    050 Andrew Jasko: Minister Prepping for Missions to India/Bible Caused Mental Distress/Quits Ministry/Starts Over as an Atheist.12 October 2018
    1:32:14
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    049 Gary Hogue: Endures Homelessness, Jail and Tragedy. An Ex-Mormon's Inspiring Story!28 September 2018
    1:08:58
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    048 Richard (Tales from the Church): Satanic Panic, Indoctrinating Kids and Being Raised Southern Baptist with a Pentecostal Twist13 September 2018
    1:29:41
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    047 Objectively Dan: Methodist Raised, He Loved Camp Ministry. Wanted Good Reasons to Believe. He Encounters Street Epistemology!28 August 2018
    1:19:05
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    Busy Summer Update!22 August 2018
    2:55
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    046 Nicki: Grew up Charismatic & Loved It! Learns to Read People. She Rebels, Then Returns. Her Mom's a Prophet. Doubts Persist, Atheism Follows.1 August 2018
    2:14:27
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    045 Christine Goodrich: Forsaking Faith Co-Host. Raised Charismatic is Now Atheist. She Sought God and Felt Guilt. Her Mom was an Evangelist.19 July 2018
    1:34:26
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    044 Eva Quinones: President of Humanistas Seculares de Puerto Rico who Sued the Government for Separation of Church and State. She's a Humanist Agnostic-Atheist7 July 2018
    1:29:02
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    043 Ric Caliolio: Baptized Roman Catholic. Loves Science. Trades Fatalism for Self-Determination as an Agnostic-Atheist21 June 2018
    1:25:35
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    042 L.A. & T: Pastor for 26 Yrs., Deconverts & Church Leaders Follow! His Radio Contract Gets Torn Up. He's a Top 300 Minister. Change Begins in India.8 June 2018
    2:05:21
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    041 Heather Bailey: Forsaking Faith Podcast Co-Host. From Dancing Charismatic to Agnostic.23 May 2018
    1:36:10
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    040 Black Nonbelievers Inc. Founder & President: Mandisa Thomas2 May 2018
    1:11:12
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    039 - 1 Year Anniversary Podcast!!!18 April 2018
    29:47
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    038 Vilmarie Perez: Raised Evangelical. Becoming Less for God Leads to a Serious Problem. Came Out to Her Mother & was Forced to Move.4 April 2018
    51:25
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    037 Benibo Ajumogobia: From Lagos, Nigeria. Mom was a Deaconess, Dad an Elder. At 16 He Cuts Out Friends, Vows Celibacy. 9/11, Howard U and CSPAN Impact Faith. Now He's Agnostic-Atheist21 March 2018
    1:51:22
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    036 Treigg Turner: Baptist Preacher's Kid. Took the Bible Seriously. Seeds of Doubt Grow into Atheism. Joins Black Non-Believers of Cincinnati7 March 2018
    1:31:48
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    035 Ian Redfearn - Part 2: Resigns Church Membership. Tells His Wife He Can't Do Church Anymore. Talks Atheist Spirituality & Awesome Quotes!28 February 2018
    52:08
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    035 Ian Redfearn - Part 1: Billy Graham, Christian Dental Fellowship & the Toronto Blessing Play Key Roles. Ian & His Wife Face Serious Health Challenges to Her & Their Son. God Calls Him to Lead. Later Observations & Questions Cause a Big Change21 February 2018
    1:04:00
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    034 Diversity, Your Feedback, Connecting and What's New with Voices of Deconversion!15 February 2018
    16:55
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    033 Bill Finley - Part 2: Helps on Skid Row, Meets a Retired Rabbi, His Daughter Questions the Trinity, Told by His Church He Doesn't Have Enough Faith!7 February 2018
    45:56
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    033 Bill Finley - Part 1: Mediates for Divorced Parents. Boy Scouts is Stabilizing. B.A. in the Bible. Officer/Minister in Salvation Army Twelve Yrs. Now Humanist.31 January 2018
    53:06
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    032 Krista Cox: Feminist Humanist Alliance Advisory Board Member, Poet, Passionate About Emotional Health & Advocacy for Victims and Marginalized Communities.25 January 2018
    57:26
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    031 Ryan Bell: National Organizing Manager at Secular Student Alliance. Host of the Life After God podcast.17 January 2018
    1:03:12
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    030 Ariel Pontes - Part 2: Religion Hijacks Curiosity & Stops Inquiry. Searching for Meaning While Becoming Atheist. Making the World a Better Place. Embracing Humanism.10 January 2018
    43:37
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    030 Ariel Pontes - Part 1: Raised in Brazil w/Catholicism & Spiritism. Sought an Out-of-Body Experience, Began Asking Questions. Now a Humanist, He Chairs the Americas Working Group at IHEYO4 January 2018
    39:42
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    029 Vennie Kocsis - Part 2: Banished from Alaska Cult/Adjusting to Normal Life/Authentic Self/Raising Freethinking Kids27 December 2017
    49:14
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    029 Vennie Kocsis - Part 1: Cult and Abuse Survivor. The Family Moved to a Compound When She Was a Little Girl. She Witnessed Rituals and Animal Sacrifice. In Her Teen Years Her Family is Banished.20 December 2017
    42:52
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    028 Forest Lipford - Part 2: Forced to Leave Ireland. Comes Out Atheist to Parents. Ultimatum is Given. Life Opens Up.13 December 2017
    1:02:39
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    028 Forest Lipford - Part 1: Childhood Prophecy, a Cult-like Pastor & the Murder of a Family Friend. He Chooses Intellectual Dishonesty and Endures Mental Health Issues.5 December 2017
    59:28
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    027 David Ames - Part 2: Tells His Christian Wife He's Not a Christian. A History of Doubt. The Basis for Atheist Morality. Forming Community.29 November 2017
    46:36
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    027 David Ames - Part 1: Jesus Tells His Mother to Stop Drinking. Her Dramatic Conversion Impacts David. Grace Was Foundational as a Christian. He Became a Youth Minister. He Now Calls Himself the Graceful Atheist.22 November 2017
    43:25
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    026 Dr. Irene Haralabatos - Greek Orthodox Father & German Lutheran Mother. She Thought Rationally from a Young Age. She Was Skeptical of Noah's Ark. A Childhood Search for Chocolate Leads to a Discovery that Unravels Two of Life's Greatest Mysteries15 November 2017
    1:10:30
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    025 Gerardo Romero - Part 2: Surprises His Catholic Parents-Tells Them He's Agnostic. They Respond in an Unexpected Way. Catholic Gerardo vs. Skeptic Gerardo. It's Awesome Raising Kids as a Skeptic!8 November 2017
    57:53
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    025 Gerardo Romero - Part 1: Raised a Liberal Catholic and Now a Libertarian Atheist. He Discusses His Unique Deconversion Journey and the Changing Religious Landscape of Mexico. He Hosts the Masa Critica Podcast.1 November 2017
    47:31
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    024 Naked Pastor-David Hayward - Part 2: The Perfect Storm Happens. David is Numb After Leaving the Church. Searching for Purpose After Faith. Learning to Have Compassion for Our Former Selves & Others.25 October 2017
    55:33
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    024 Naked Pastor-David Hayward - Part 1: Drifting in Seminary. A Vineyard Pastor for 30 Yrs. A Dream Brings Clarity. Congregants Stop Supporting Him. He's Done & It's the Perfect Storm.18 October 2017
    45:00
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    023 Darren Garvin - Part 2: Atheists & Christians Come Together. Darren Preaches a Sermon as an Atheist! Reaching out to Religious Leaders Changes Him.11 October 2017
    30:47
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    023 Darren Garvin - Part 1: Sings in Front of the Church as a Kid, Enjoys His 20's before Committing to Christ, Teaches Sunday School, Feels Ashamed When Doubts Begin, Chooses to NOT Lead Students to Christ4 October 2017
    38:45
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    022 Anthos of The Brighter Light Podcast - As a Child Went Door to Door for Jehovah. Disfellowshipped in Adulthood, He Decides to Get His Life Together. Later in Life He Looks Into JW Teachings-It's B.S., but What Does He Believe in Now?26 September 2017
    1:00:46
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    021 Krissy Hilliker - Part 2: Trust in God. Problems Providing for Her Children. Did She Marry the Wrong Man? Empathy for Others Leads Her to Atheism19 September 2017
    40:37
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    021 Krissy Hilliker - My Wife Shares How She Felt Vulnerable and Lonely in Childhood. She Turned to God to Find Purpose in Her Suffering. She Trusted God in Every Area of Life. She is Now an Atheist13 September 2017
    48:49
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    020 Gerardo Rivera - Raised in Puerto Rico by a Jehovah's Witness Father & Catholic Mother. Wafers Turn into God, Questions Begin. High School Teachers Help Organize Worship Activities on Campus. His Atheist Activism begins.5 September 2017
    1:16:40
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    019 Sarah Brennan - Part 2: Rebuilding Life After Divorce. Her Mom Reacts to the News. Goes Before a Panel of Pastors & Uses the Bible to Argue in Favor of Being Gay29 August 2017
    38:30
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    019 Sarah Brennan - Part 1: Aware She Was Gay Since Childhood. Grew to Hate it & Planned to Live Straight. Marries a Man, But Later Encouraged By Her Dad & Best Friend to Embrace Her True Self. She Leaves the Church Behind & Falls in Love with a Woman22 August 2017
    42:27
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    018 Stephen Barry - Part 2: Frustration with God Grows, Praying His Last Prayer, Coming Out, Owning Your Truth.15 August 2017
    1:17:28
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    018 Stephen Barry - Part 1: Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Growing Up, Homeschooled in a Military Family. His Parents Divorced When He Was a Child. After attending a SDA College, He Decides to Run Away.8 August 2017
    1:08:26
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    017 Steve Hilliker - Part 2: Re-Thinking the Bible, My Denial Ends & Identity Crisis Begins. I Tell My Devout Christian Mother I'm An Atheist18 July 2017
    1:02:59
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    017 Steve Hilliker - Part 1: Dreams Don't Come True, Trust in God Deepens. Life-Altering Decisions Are Made, Then Later Challenged13 July 2017
    1:01:16
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    016 Skeptic Nikki - Raised in the Bible Belt of Tennessee as an Evangelical Christian. She Explored Hinduism, Buddhism and New Age Beliefs. A Friend Prompted Her Toward Atheism.4 July 2017
    1:47:37
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    Thank You Listeners!!!29 June 2017
    6:36
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    015 Kristen Hovet - Preaching to Friends & Bible Study Lead to Questions. A Friend's Suicide is a Huge Blow.27 June 2017
    1:27:00
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    014 James Jackson - Endured an Alcoholic, Severely Abusive Step-Father and Later Depression. Raised Southern Baptist in Texas. His Dad was Obsessed with the End Times. James Never Stopped Asking The Right Questions!20 June 2017
    1:51:48
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    013 Vix - Eyewitness to Religious Killing, She Shares How Witches & Demons Infuse Nigerian Christianity. She Discovered the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Co-Runs Nigerian Atheist & Agnostic Movement's FB Page13 June 2017
    1:14:42
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    012 Marty McDonald-Very Devout Catholic From Childhood, He Became Evangelical in Adulthood. Marty is Now an Atheist.6 June 2017
    1:36:25
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    011 Wendy Marsman- Raised Fundamentalist, A Missionary for 15 Years Before Her 20 Year Marriage Ended. Now an Atheist, She Reconnected with Her High School Sweetheart.30 May 2017
    1:40:42
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    010 Luciano Gonzalez-Moderate Catholic to Active Conservative Christian. He was Raised in Latin America & The United States23 May 2017
    1:32:48
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    009 Audrey Moreland-Raised Strict Jehovah's Witness, She Lost Family & Friends When She Left the Church16 May 2017
    1:08:52
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    008 Gary Westfall-One of My Best Friends, Raised with Belief in God, Now Agnostic9 May 2017
    36:58
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    007 Andrea Westfall-Raised Catholic, But It Never Took. She's a Writer, Editor and Content Creator9 May 2017
    1:04:18
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    006 Dr. Anthony Pinn - A Good Methodist Who Became a Better Atheist2 May 2017
    52:55
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    Special Episode 001: Researching Deconversion with Professor Jim Nagle30 April 2017
    1:33:14
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    005 Maria Stadtmueller of The Big Chew Podcast and meetyourmyth.com25 April 2017
    1:29:53
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    004 Robert Parham, M.A., LMHC18 April 2017
    1:24:40
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    003 Alix Jules: Writer, Activist, Social Critic, Commentator & Blogger11 April 2017
    1:47:09
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    002 Ebony Exodus Project: Candace Gorham, LPC11 April 2017
    1:25:50
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    001 Dan Barker-Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation11 April 2017
    1:41:58
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    Introduction: Why am I doing this?11 April 2017
    8:17

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