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  1. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    No, Napolis isn’t back in the public eye. It’s Loftus, who Napolis harassed, who is in the public eye. However I learned of Napolis by looking into Loftus’ background when I was trying to figure out why her name was familiar to me. Weird coincidence. Another weird coincidence I had regarding...
  2. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    Interesting synchronicity I wanted to share with you all. I was just reading an article on the Harvey Weinstein case: https://nypost.com/2020/02/16/harvey-weinsteins-case-might-be-too-weak-to-convict-devine/ The article references an Elizabeth Loftus, whose name seemed familiar to me, but upon...
  3. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    Hi Jim, I'll try to share my perspective on as many of your responses as possible. I agree with the idea that spirituality is likely a very helpful thing for most people and a protective factor against physical and mental health issues. I consider myself a spiritual but not religious person. In...
  4. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    I'm also very glad for forums like this precisely because it allows for a sense of community where, otherwise, there wouldn't be any. The internet is funny in that way - it both breaks and makes communities of shared experiences, perspectives, and values. Becoming your own person with your own...
  5. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    According to the very first Google hit for "How much is Bernie Sanders worth?" he has a net worth of $2 Million: https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/bernie-sanders-net-worth-14678955 According to to the NY Post: https://nypost.com/2019/03/14/the-us-has-more-millionaires-than-greece-has-people/...
  6. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    Me too. This is hard work. Exhausting, actually. How is the process going for you? I’ve been working in this vein for a long time and while I know I’m not where I began I don’t know if I’m any closer to any sort of final endpoint. I have greater facility with seeing things from different...
  7. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    Several. 1) Medicare for all would help them and a lot of others in untold ways. All of us would be able to be more free and mobile in terms of career selection. If one is being abused or taken advantage of in the workplace, you could leave and seek other work without fear that you'd incur...
  8. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    :D Well, maybe it's a little tangential. I'm splitting my attention between completely unrelated forums at the same time and perhaps that's just a little bleed-over. However, I really do see a link - basically that in this episode we have Dizdar, a Christian minister, conferring power upon...
  9. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    Amen! And I’d like to add that these corporatists have managed to hijack traditional religious/patriotic mythemes in order to benefit from the power and legitimacy that they confer and utilize that power to more greatly solidify their position as an unquestionable authority. For instance, a lot...
  10. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    One thing I think needs to be nailed down here (not that it hasn't been highlighted numerous times on Skeptiko) is that organized Christianity/religion is as dirty as anything else when it comes to accusations of pedophilia. We can strain at gnats about whether we can still use...
  11. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    Oh, good. Whenever Jacobs is brought up I immediately am taken back to my misspent youth, listening to episodes of Paratopia on burnt cds, and having my mind blown repeatedly by both the bizarre comedy and content of that show. The Jacobs-Woods fiasco is forever etched in my memory, particularly...
  12. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    I can understand this. One thing that bothers me about this, however, is that - thanks to the dichotomy our culture has been stuck in for forever - when we bring up one side, we unwittingly invoke the other. For instance, today on the Drudge Report, Drudge has several links about purported...
  13. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    https://jayvay.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/hypnosis-used-illegally-this-looks-familiar/
  14. Philemon

    Russ Dizdar, Are Christians Less Wrong About Ritual Abuse? |440|

    So, the Christian Jesus/God is not real but the Christian Satan is? Where exactly are we going here, Alex?
  15. Philemon

    Dr. Jeffery Martin, The Finders Course Works, Sorry Haters |406|

    I want to echo and add to an earlier comment about Dr. Martin’s mentioning of Douglas Harding’s Headless Way. Prior to listening to this episode I came across numerous seekers from diverse schools who shared exactly what Dr. Martin and his Buddhist research subjects reported here: that they...
  16. Philemon

    Marisa Ryan, Certified Psychic Medium Tackles Big Picture Questions |398|

    Hey everybody, Touching base and saying, "I'm still here" re: Alex's request in the podcast. Happy New Year. What is this now?-the 11th or 12th year of shaking the Truth tree waiting for the fruit to drop? Well, I'm still here with you and still as hungry as ever. Should be getting ripe by now...
  17. Philemon

    Did Jesus Exist? Joseph Atwill Vs. Steven Crowder |386|

    I've always been partial to this one:
  18. Philemon

    Did Jesus Exist? Joseph Atwill Vs. Steven Crowder |386|

    It's good to be back, David. Thank you.
  19. Philemon

    Did Jesus Exist? Joseph Atwill Vs. Steven Crowder |386|

    The whole thing about Crowley being a "bad person" I get. He wouldn't be my first choice for someone to hang around with. Plus, I'd be skeezed out by him for any number of increasingly less PC reasons. Nonetheless, I don't fully get the allergic reaction to him around here. The guy ultimately...
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