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God is a big subject -- and many of us are tired of the dogma associated with it. We talk about the issues of the day, including separation of church and state, politics, the so-called culture wars, as well as religion and free thought. Some of our shows feature controversial guests; others focus on spirituality and our attempt to understand humankind's place in the universe.

God is a big subject -- and many of us are tired of the dogma associated with it. We talk about the issues of the day, including separation of church and state, politics, the so-called culture wars, as well as religion and free thought. Some of our shows feature controversial guests; others focus on spirituality and our attempt to understand humankind's place in the universe.
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God is a big subject -- and many of us are tired of the dogma associated with it. We talk about the issues of the day, including separation of church and state, politics, the so-called culture wars, as well as religion and free thought. Some of our shows feature controversial guests; others focus on spirituality and our attempt to understand humankind's place in the universe.

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Do Deists Pray?

12/3/2013
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As freethinkers, Deists have different opinions about what God is -- and they also have unique perspectives on prayer. Regardless of whether God listens to prayers, the act of praying might serve as a way focus thoughts or to cultivate a sense of gratitude. Prayer might be a way to deal with primal fears, such as the fear of death or injury. Perhaps it’s a form of meditation, or perhaps it’s a silent call to a spiritual force. The World Union of Deists’ Deputy Director, Jayson X, admits,...

Duration:01:59:31

Free Winds or Stagnant Air? The terror continues.

11/25/2013
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Continuing with their gripping story told on last week’s World Cult Watch podcast, ex-Sea Org members Scott and Karry Campbell return to discuss their experiences with Scientology (see the link for Scott and Karry’s respective backgrounds). Scott and Karry served on the Freewinds, a cruise ship operated by the Church of Scientology where passengers received exclusive training for the highest level of Scientology. Scott was “audited” by Scientology auditors (counselors) to the point of...

Duration:03:00:24

The End of Fear (and psychological harm from religion and other social ills)

11/23/2013
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NOTE: There were some sound issues and we have tried to edit the audio as best we can. What’s the biggest thing holding us back in life? Religious trauma? Spiritual abuse? Politics? Perhaps it’s fear. Joining us from Indonesia are Jessica Schab and Diego Kricek Fontanive who have founded an ambitious global endeavor, The End of Fear (EOF) Project. The EOF Project enjoys a vibrant community of over 2,000 active members on Facebook and offers personalized sessions and books. By “fear,” Jessica...

Duration:02:43:34

Tales from the modern-day prophets ... blood moons and more

11/21/2013
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Within the New Apostolic Reformation movement and the world of televangelists, eschatology is a hot topic. In this episode of Eye on the Paranormal, host Kirby Robinson will explore the so-called prophesies of modern-day Christian “prophets and apostles” who have their unique perceptions of the End Times. Among other things, Kirby will discuss: Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee’s “Blood Moons” prophecy;What televangelist Jim Bakker is selling these days;Rick Joyner’s alleged heavenly...

Duration:01:59:57

The Pay-As-You-Go-Religion: Kidnapping, Torture and Disconnection Beyond Death

11/18/2013
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This week, former Scientologists who were all highly-placed members of the church's paramilitary wing, the Sea Organization, will deliver some shocking tales. Accounts include stories of kidnapping, torture and an outrageous eternal "disconnect." Joining host Rob Robinson are Karen de la Carriere, Scott Campbell and his wife Karry Campbell. People who follow Scientology news will recall the dehumanizing disconnect practice imposed on Karen de la Carriere, who was barred from attending her...

Duration:02:59:54

Atheist Adventures in the World of Christendom

11/16/2013
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In this freethought episode, Dave Foda will guide us through the world of Christendom from the perspective of an atheist. Dave has attended numerous Christian workshops, conferences and faith revival meetings led by some big-name evangelicals. From creationism, faith healing, prosperity, Christian dominionism and the "Biblical worldview," be prepared to be entertained and educated. For instance, not all creationists are young earth creationists, and we'll find out about the different...

Duration:03:00:57

More bad psychics and their absurdities exposed!

11/14/2013
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The old adage, ‘The truth is stranger than fiction,’ certainly applies when it comes to the weird, whacky and sometimes fraudulent practices of the professional psychic world. Eye on the Paranormal host Kirby Robinson has been following the antics of the psychic world throughout his professional career, and returns to this topic in this week’s podcast. Picking up from last week’s episode, Kirby will continue to explore bad psychics and their absurdities (visit the link for a list of some of...

Duration:02:00:14

The 'Great Adventure' of Dianetics

11/11/2013
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"Dianetics technology can take you on the greatest adventure of your life, a voyage into your mind and the discovery of your true potentials,” reads the official "FAQ" page on the Dianetics sales page. Eevey Tyler and Mark Tordai will join World Cult Watch host Rob Robinson to share whether their experiences with Dianetics technology created “the greatest adventure” of their lives. Among other things, they will share their views on whether Dianetics is a fraud, whether it’s a con based on...

Duration:02:58:28

What it means to be a Christian

11/8/2013
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As they say, all good things eventually come to an end … at least in the earthly realm. Join Timothy Luke this Thursday night for the final program of Born to Win! He will share what it means to be a Christian and where this journey is taking him now. We appreciate Timothy’s wonderful work on the God Discussion Radio Network and wish him well. You can still visit with Timothy at his Born To Win Forum and, of course, catch his archives here at the God Discussion network. Be sure to visit...

Duration:00:40:18

Bad psychics (and absurdities) exposed!

11/7/2013
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Tune in as Eye on the Paranormal host Kirby Robinson exposes the never-ending frauds and antics of the psychic world. In the first of a two-part series, some of the topics Kirby will explore include: Fake gurus exposed by guru busters in India;A lucrative psychic ring is busted by Moscow police;Conducting readings for fraudulent callers causes a psychic phone line “service” to go out of business;Claiming he’s had a psychic premonition, a bus driver abandons kids on the side of the...

Duration:01:59:55

Catholicism – A faith rich with tradition and spirituality

11/6/2013
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In Matthew 16:18, Jesus said, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” For the faithful, the Pope, the successor of Peter as bishop of Rome, is the sure sign that the Catholic Church remains the Church of Christ and His apostles. Rich with tradition and ritual, the Catholic Church has nearly 1.1 billion members worldwide as of 2010. For the seeker of Christ, Catholicism offers numerous approaches to prayer...

Duration:01:32:44

What is God? Perspectives from the Deists

11/5/2013
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All Deists believe that God exists. But what is God? Is God a trinity? A man in the clouds? A deity who gives you direct revelation? A cosmic force? Or an entity that demands obedience? What can we know about God? Join the World Union of Deists in an engaging discussion about the nature of God … and be sure to call with your questions or perspectives! The God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion podcast on the GodDiscussion network is a service of The World Union of Deists, a global network and...

Duration:01:58:36

A Mother’s Heartbreak, with Lori Hodgson

11/4/2013
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Earlier this year, Lori Hodgson joined Colleen Sau Tez' panel of brave women dubbed “The X-Women” to share her disturbing story about Scientology on another God Discussion show. Lori has directly experienced the nightmare of what Scientology does to families. In the original broadcast, Lori shared the fact that her son, daughter, and ex-husband were still active members who decided to follow Scientology policy by “disconnecting” from her . Lori joined Scientology in 1976 when she was 13....

Duration:02:55:56

More characteristics of demons

10/31/2013
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In this pre-Halloween podcast, Kirby will continue his series on demons. A demonologist and paranormal investigator, Eye on the Paranormal host Kirby Robinson has studied the Bible and relied on his investigative experiences to identify what demons are, where they come from, and how to identify them. This is the second of a 2-part series on demons. As a weekly feature, Kirby will also share some book reviews and recommendations, as well as his infamous “BAD BAD Thing Awards.” ~~~~~~~~~~ A...

Duration:02:00:17

A Look at Paganism

10/30/2013
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Pagans have been around a lot longer than Christians. And they’re often the derisive target of Christian sermons. Here in the United States, Christian preachers often tie anything they don’t like to paganism. Preaching to his mega-congregation in Texas earlier this month, John Hagee proclaimed, “America is becoming a pagan society; we are in a moral free-fall.” According to Right Wing Watch, Hagee claimed that “Secular humanism is a pagan God … blaming it for everything from drugs and mental...

Duration:01:30:58

Scientology’s Sins, Secrets and Scams, with Mark Tordai

10/28/2013
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Whistle blower and ex-Scientologist Mark Tordai joins Rob Robinson for World Cult Watch once again to talk about Scientology, what is happening now and where it may be going. Mark Tordai graduated from film school in Toronto. Caught up in the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, he thought he could get a film career by joining the “church” of Scientology. Little did he know what it would cost him. An articulate and engrossing speaker, Mark does not hesitate to criticize Scientology, or himself for...

Duration:02:59:31

Community for the Unchurched

10/26/2013
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There’s something special about church friends, a Gallup forum revealed in February 2012. Regular churchgoers – regardless of whether they believe in God or sing the hymns – experience happiness and well-being, particularly when they have close friends in their church environment. Churches can provide a great sense of community. But what happens when you leave the church, like so many people are doing? Whether you remain a person of faith, consider yourself “spiritual but not religious,” or...

Duration:03:00:05

Characteristics of Demons

10/24/2013
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There are plenty of so-called experts on demons, from those appearing on “parareality” television shows to the gaggle of teenage exorcists who travel the world with Bob Larson. A demonologist and paranormal investigator, Eye on the Paranormal host Kirby Robinson has studied the Bible and relied on his investigative experiences to identify what demons are, where they come from, and how to identify them. This is the first of a 2-part series on demons. As a weekly feature, Kirby will also share...

Duration:02:00:02

The Genesis of evil, demons ... and a look at filthy lucre

10/22/2013
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Due to last Wednesday’s Congressional vote on the debt ceiling and government shutdown, many Americans were tuned into the news to find out what would happen. For that reason, Eye on the Paranormal with Kirby Robinson was rescheduled to Monday. Kirby will be tackling two big topics in this show: The Genesis of Evil and Demons. Where does evil come from? How about demons? The first book in the Bible, Genesis, describes two creation stories. If you've ever wondered about this, you'll...

Duration:01:59:15

Want to be a whisteblower? Exposing crime in the church.

10/21/2013
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World Cult Watch host Rob Robinson believes there are thousands of victims of crimes perpetrated by members of their faith and that these people are then re-victimized by their religious leaders, the very people they trust to protect them. For instance, a woman who has suffered domestic abuse might approach her pastor, only to be told that it is God’s will for the abuse to occur and that she should not seek help from secular, government services. Please call in if you know of any crimes...

Duration:02:53:28