Ep. 32 – The Branch Davidians

In this episode we talk Davidians and Branch Davidians. We discuss The Shepherd’s Rod, their break from the Seventh-Day Adventists, the history of Mount Carmel, their popularity in the fifties, the many leadership struggles, and of course David Koresh and the ATF raid on the compound that cost the lives of 76 of its members.

What’s the worst that can happen when you think the world is ending soon and God’s given you a prophet?

As always we are not experts, we just google this stuff.

Hosted by Trevor Poelman and Damien Doepping
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Ep. 31 – Conversion Therapy

In this episode we discuss conversion therapy, sometimes called ex-gay therapy, reparative therapy, sexual orientation change efforts, or simply child abuse.

We talk about the history of the practice, the organizations promoting it, the efforts to stop it, and the long term damage it causes.

We also sit down and talk to Pirate Jen Takahashi, an activist fighting the good fight in Alberta, about what she is doing and what we can do to make sure kids never have to go through this again.

For more info on what Jen is up to and what you can do to help check here:
https://m.facebook.com/lpirg.org/?ref=m_notif&notif_t=page_post_reaction

As always we are not experts, we just google this stuff.

Hosted by Trevor Poelman and Damien Doepping
For more info and and our references check out https://beliefitornot.wordpress.com/
Also follow us on twitter @beliefitornot, instagram @beliefitornotpodcast, or facebook https://www.facebook.com/beliefitornot/
Or email beliefitornotpodcast@gmail.com
Check out UnErased:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stitcher/unerased-the-history-of-conversion-therapy-in-america

Ep. 30 – Bible College Rules

In this episode we discuss some of the insane rules people at bible college and other religious schools have to follow. Rules about how short your shorts are, how long your hair is, what music you can listen too (if any), what movies you can watch (if any), who you can ride an elevator with, what road you can take to go to the store, and what you can think.

We read personal stories and excerpts from actual student handbooks.

As always we are not experts, we just google this stuff.

Hosted by Trevor Poelman and Damien Doepping
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Ep. 29 – The Mormons

In this episode we talk all things Mormon or, less offensive to them suddenly, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We talk Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, golden plates, seer stones, polygamy, plagiarism, coffee, secret ceremonies, becoming a god, the three witnesses, stopping LGBTQ from getting married, and of course god changing his mind about black people in 1978.

As always we are not experts, we just google this stuff.

Hosted by Trevor Poelman and Damien Doepping
For more info and and our references check out https://beliefitornot.wordpress.com/
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Or email beliefitornotpodcast@gmail.com

Ep. 28 – The Holiness Movement

In this episode we discuss the Holiness Movement of the 19th century, fun stuff. We discuss living without sin or entire sanctification or christian perfection or the second blessing or the baptism of the holy spirit. We discuss the history stemming back to John Wesley and eventually Phoebe Palmer, Charles Finney, R.C. Horner, William Boardman, and Hannah Whitall Smith.

We discuss the denominations that came out of the movement like, Free Methodists, The Wesleyan Church, The Standard Church etc.

We also play a little bible trivia game.

As always we are not experts, we just google this stuff.

Hosted by Trevor Poelman and Damien Doepping
For more info and and our references check out https://beliefitornot.wordpress.com/
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Bonus Ep. 3 -A Whole Year

In this retrospective episode Damien and Trevor look back at their one year of doing this little podcast. Trevor reads a story sent to him by his friends mom that made him question everything and then it’s basically a clip show. Enjoy.

As always we are not experts, we just google this stuff.

Hosted by Trevor Poelman and Damien Doepping
For more info and and our references check out https://beliefitornot.wordpress.com/
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Ep. 27 – Chick Tracts

In this episode we talk Jack Chick and his famous offensive little comic books, Chick Tracts. From This Was Your Life, a story of someone dying then seeing their life on the big screen and then being tossed in hell, to Tiny Shoes, a story of a kid wanting tiny shoes but his dad being too drunk to get them, to Death Cookie, a story of catholic communion wafers being demonic, we cover it all.

We also discuss why Jack decided to make these wacky things and how big these things are.

As always we are not experts, we just google this stuff.

Hosted by Trevor Poelman and Damien Doepping
For more info and and our references check out https://beliefitornot.wordpress.com/
Also follow us on twitter @beliefitornot, instagram @beliefitornotpodcast, or facebook https://www.facebook.com/beliefitornot/
Or email beliefitornotpodcast@gmail.com