I met John on Facebook. He is a family man who teaches Philosophy at John Abbott College. He is a colorful character with a very open mind, but he chooses to identify as Christian. I enjoyed listening to him talk, and hope to have him back. Lots of fun.
Dr. Fleming is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Western Sydney University, Australia. He describes himself as "Catholic among the secular, and secular among Catholics". I spent most of our time picking his brain about philosophy. Good times.
This Triple Post-Mortem dissects, in purposefully vague and general terms, the vetoed interviews of three baptized men who shall remain unnamed to protect their identities. All three men were very antagonistic and objected to my use of the word "versus".
I met Jana through Ben. She studied religion, but worked in television. She became a therapist after doing group-therapy as a research project for the "Being Erica" TV show, which Jana created and wrote. She is culturally Jewish, but identifies as a hedonist. It was a real pleasure chatting with her.
It's been more than a year since Ben's first interview, so I reached out to do part 2. We talked mostly about Jordan Peterson's ideas and how they relate to recent developments in the Unitarian Universalist (UU) world.
I met Shaun through his younger brother Dylan Maxwell, whom I interviewed in 2016. Shaun is an affable family man. He earned both his Masters degree and his Ph.D in Philosophy, with an emphasis on the nature of consciousness. He is currently writing a book on the Freedom of the Will.
I met Jerry on Facebook, through my friend and recent guest, Thoth. Jerry lives in Taiwan with his wife and their 14-year-old twin boys. He describes himself as a non-Denominational Christian, but has some Calvinist leanings. I forgot to ask him about free will. Next time, perhaps.
I met Mitch on Facebook where I was drawn to his sharp and abrasive communication style. He was raised in a secular Jewish home, and considers himself agnostic. I like to think of Mitch as a cute kitten with sharp little claws.
Pope Michael was elected by a small group of people who had come to believe that the Catholic Church has seceded from the Catholic faith with Vatican II, and that there have been no legitimate Novus Ordo Popes since the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958.
I met Zvi Leve through Facebook. He is a secular Jew. His interests relate to trying to understand how people interact with their built environment and the role of technology in shaping behaviour. For fun he likes arguing with libertarians. I enjoyed our lively chat.
Antonio is the third person I have interviewed as a result of my group-email to the websites listed on the Wiki page on Sedevacantism. He runs the sedevacantist.uk website. We spoke about his winding journey into the Catholic Church, and, ultimately, into Sedevacantism.
This is my sister, Linda, whom I love very much. She was adopted into our family when my parents lost my sister Faith at birth due to Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. It was fun getting to know Linda a little better because we have never talked about religion before.
Dr. Weizfeld identifies as an "Orthodox Jewish Agnostic". I met him about 20 years ago. Part of the year he chooses to live in the West Bank in a city called Nablus, which is the location of the very important Old Testament city of Shechem. He has a PhD in Political Science.
The woman who wants to be known simply as "Their Child" emailed me asking to read aloud her email text. I don't have time, so I used text to speech instead. As always, I am putting this out there as "Catholic vs. Other" without rebuttal. God help us all.
Stephen is a Sedevacantist. He lives in Paris, where he writes and manages small businesses. He writes on culture, the permanent things, and all things French. He also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a Nuclear Biological and Chemical Defense Specialist.
I met Tino more than a decade ago, through mutual friends. He lives in Belgium. Tino describes his religion as "tribal gatherings and psychedelic medicines." He believes that we can access ultimate reality through altered states of consciousness.
This interview was vetoed by my guest, a Muslim man who shall remain unnamed to protect his identity. In this, my first ever post-mortem episode, I dissect the interview in an attempt to understand why it was killed.
Thomas replied to a spam I sent to all the websites listed on the Wiki page on Sedevacantism. Strictly speaking, he does not consider himself a true Sedevacantist. Rather he believes that the Church has been taken over by impostors since 1958. We had a pleasant chat.