After leaving your Christian faith with its god and angels and demons, speaking in tongues, and life everlasting, where do you find fulfillment? In the conclusion of my two-part interview with Steve and Krissy Hilliker, we talk about mourning what they left behind; the excitement of learning who you are and what’s important to you; the novelty of movie binging and exploring evolution; and where they find spirituality now.
My favorite quote is Krissy’s, “Nature makes humans spiritual.” BTW, elsewhere there’s one profanity, if that’s a concern. For once, it wasn’t me.
Steve and Krissy founded the Voices of Deconversion podcast to help others who’ve left religion through an often difficult process.
Some of the books we talk about: Nature is Enough, by Loyal Rue–says the supernatural isn’t necessary for meaning in life–the natural world does the trick. Dan Arel’s Parenting Without God advises how to raise moral, ethical children without dogma.
Music in this episode is “You Need Sleep” by the Colin L. Orchestra, Live from WFMU’s Airborne Event; Podcast theme song is “She Say Go” by the Birdinumnums. Both used via Creative Commons.