In Episode 43 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve is joined by Scott Watkins – an ex-pastor, and former co-host of the Holy Heretics Podcast. In this conversation, the guys talk about to talk about life after Christianity and what it means to be a secular humanist.
Most folks who listen to this podcast love to throw around the word “deconstruction”, but most of them still call themselves some kind of Christian. But what happens when you deconstruct your faith and what you’re left with is no longer appealing? Deeper than that – what happens when it no longer feels like Truth? What do you do when you deconstruct and no longer call yourself a Christian?
Highlights from today’s episode:
- “If you love everybody, then you don’t love anybody.”
- “When your religion becomes toxic, you need to run from it.”
- “Religion is simply a meaning-making device.”
- “Spirituality isn’t about answers, but meaning.”
- “I’m not against Christianity, but I’m for humanity.”
- “I don’t think Church is about following Jesus. I think it’s about the consolidation of power.”
- “God is just a projection of the deepest part of our self; and quite frankly, so is the Devil.”
- “We should absolutely say that people matter more than beliefs.”
- “Life a life useful.”
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