This week Karen and Bonnie do something a little different by honoring exvangelical author and thinker Rachel Held Evans who passed away a few days ago at the age of 37.
Rachel wrote the satirical book "A Year of Biblical Womanhood," where she tried to live as the Bible instructs women to be as a way to point out how ridiculous it is to follow the Bible to a T, but to follow the spirit of it.
B and K take a swat at Franklin Graham's tweet wishing Melania trump a happy birthday, and calling...
Bonnie and Karen has a few false starts this week as they talk about church lock-ins. Join us as we tell you about them in real time. Horny kids, pizza, one bathroom, what could go wrong?
Lock-ins have evolved since we were teens, and now there are bouncy castles and kids suing the church for stupid youth minister pranks. They get bands, go to Walmart, go to malls, jump at one of those trampoline places for exxxactly 90 minutes.
Karen tells about her kids have gone to church lock-ins. They...
Karen tells Bonnie about Paula White, an evangelist who "led Trump to Christ," and has continued to be a big influence on him. It's a story few know about, but everything becomes clear once you do.
Pics and more at https://deconversiontherapypodcast.com/2019/04/24/13-stop-believin-the-story-of-trump-and-paula-white/
This week, Bonnie and Karen discuss their time in Baptist day school. They read a listener’s letter about bringing her boyfriend to church and the Sunday School teachers deciding to divide the boys and girls up so they could talk about sex. And what would Christian school be without unruly boys who dive in dumpsters and pull out nudey magazines?
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Karen and Bonnie read a letter from a listener who had an unfortunate incident with a hymnal, they discuss the Satanic High Priest turned Christian comedian, Mike Warnke (all those monikers are LIES), and finish off with a discussion on body augmentation..
Bonnie and Karen discuss signs from heaven. Does God send signs to show his love, direction, or hilarious humor? Or is life random? Plus—they get kicked off an ex-Christian forum for being “therapists,” God sends Karen a busload of male dancers, and they read a letter from Faith, who proves her name is ironic.
Karen and Bonnie discuss Proverbs 31—being a gawdly woman. They’re off to buy flax and wool to sell at the market, deliver sashes to who knows who, get up at the crack of dawn and make stuff for their household, while also dressing them oddly in purple and red. If you don’t know the verses in the Bible that tell all the tasks women need to be up to, then crack the Word.
Will you be on the toilet when the rapture comes? This week, Karen and Bonnie fumble through some rapture theories, reminisce about the times they thought they’d been left behind, and, well, that brings up the book series Left Behind—which spawned D movies starring Kirk Cameron and Nicholas Cage. Plus a gross letter about feet from a listener.
Bonnie and Karen attempt to explain why the incredible story told in the Netflix documentary that has everyone freaking out, Abducted in Plain Sight (spoilers ahead), makes more sense when you grow up in church.
More notes on our website.
In this episode, we reveal who we are: REALLY BIG CELEBRITIES. Or perhaps we discuss some real ones who are showing up as trendy Christians on social media—Chris Pratt, Justin Bieber, Sherilyn Fenn, Kendall Kardashian.
We kick off the show by telling you about a great podcast that takes on the more serious issues of deconverting from religion: Out of the Fold. They aim to unite all apostates in a supportive atmosphere. Check them out.
*Plus, we just opened a Facebook Page and Facebook...
On this week’s episode, Bonnie and Karen discuss the fateful missionary trip of John Chau, a zealot young missionary who was killed by a remote tribe in late November of 2018. Then they recount their bumbling efforts of ushering people into the kingdom.
Bonnie and Karen give a little intro about what the podcast is about. Basically, nothing of substance. But they love to talk about the humorous memories of being “on fire for Jesus.”
The Good Thing of the Week: Karen is thankful for kinetic sand. It is amazing for stress relief. Oh, you have noooo idea. Search for “sand cutting” and “rug cleaning” on Instagram. You’re welcome. Bonnie is thankful tennis is her church now, and Rafa Nadal might be a deity.
They then reveal that they are super...
Bonnie and Karen bring out the ol' cassettes and talk about Amy Grant to Led Zeppelin.
Bonnie and Karen say hola to everyone.
Right off the bat, Bonnie accused Karen of making up the word “podcatchers”--which is a word! We’re now on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, PodBean, Castbox... And unbeknownst to them, they have a blog--which they’ll post to any day now.
Karen starts off with thanking the good people on Reddit. While not trying to solve the JonBenet Ramsey case, a lot of them...
Bonnie and Karen read their first submitted story by a listener! The subject is how Christianity shames females into thinking all sexual "sins" are their fault, even when they didn't participate!
They discuss how rapey ducks can be and how it's always the female duck who is the "stumbling block" to the "thought life" of said dicks, we mean ducks.
Karen recounts having to forgive a fellow missionary when he confesses he thought about her while masterbating, and Bonnie asks the question we...
Yeah, the audio sucks. We know. Think of this podcast as a Chia Pet, watch us grow and things take shape.
In this inaugural episode Karen informs Bonnie that people in their church were screwing in the closet in the foyer of their church during church services in the eighties. Bonnie sees that story and matches it by hinting the same thing was happening in their church’s outdoor baptismal when church wasn’t in session.
Growing up at the same Southern Baptist church in the 70s through 90s,...
Karen and Bonnie grew up in the evangelical church. It was the eighties and high hair and giving a good "testimony" was all the rage.
In each episode they'll highlight something from the cloaked and weird world of religion--taken from the news, their own experiences, or listeners.
It's fun. It's entertaining. It's about the same waste of time as Sunday School.