IFS Recommends – Recovering From Religion With Jerry DeWitt

An amazing chat with Jerry DeWitt from RecoveringFromReligion.org. Ex-Pentecostal minister and now part of Dan Dennett’s Clergy Project, Jerry is a fierce friend for those who’ve left a religion!

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Download MP3 here.

Peace and love.


Jake is the author of ‘Letters to Christian Leaders; Hollow be thy claims’, the book which takes the specific claims that the most prominent Christian Leaders make and directly refutes them using the latest research and evidence, reason, logic, and a dash of snarky humour. Get it here for your sexy kindleOr if you prefer the authenticity of a book (and are too cheap for a kindle) get the hardcopy here.

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About jakefw

My Religious Status Atheist, Secular, Anti-Theist, Pirate Lover. About Me: I'm so funny and intelligent that when I make jokes, people simultaneously laugh and get smarter... it's an enigma, like clothing on a playboy playmate - see what I did there? I'm a writer - currently for prolific blog www.rustylime.com. I'm a poet - this is a lie. I'm a fighter - more with my tongue than anything... take that however you want... ladies. I'm an intellectual - e=Mc2... apparently. I am well educated - I have degrees in both Fahrenheit and Celsius... some day I will rate in Kelvin. My blood type is O- - But I like to think of myself as a positive kind of guy. I was abducted by aliens at an early age - Bloody immigrants... always trying to take our jobs... and our children! I love the theatre - I've always loved sterile environments where operations take place. I am not an Animal lover - I prefer Beaker, that 'meep' sound he makes is hilarious. I am a science literacy proponent - people need to know how to blow shit up using household chemicals like nitrocellulose and ear wax! I deny evolution - while my cousin might look like an ape, she most assuredly isn't! I am a climate change skeptic - man was never meant to wear underpants! I love religion - But it's at that stage in it's life where it's getting really expensive to take care of it... I think it's time we took it behind the barn and put a cap in it's arse. I hate intolerance - I especially hate intolerant people, I hate them in the face! Thats me, if you want to know more, don't hesitate to procrastinate on sending me an email to ask questions about me and my pet Burrito named Dog! Age: Old enough to pretend I didn't hear the question, young enough to emotively storm out of the room because you asked! Why am I here: When a man and a woman love each other very much, they have 'intercourse' and if they love each other enough, the man won't 'pull out' and they'll make a baby. On this occasion, the baby was named 'Jake', and he's just great! The religion I left: Christian, Catholic Why I left My religion: disillusionment with church, doubts about god communicating to pastor, doubts about god communicating at all, contradiction between concept of "free will" and concept of omniscience god with will, "free will" doesn't make sense since desires not under our control, inability to view god as anything more than a sadistic tyrant, contradiction between bible's claim of god's love and existence of hell, doubting bible led to crumbling away of any firm belief structure, Also why I left my religion: Priest and pastor could not answer questions on quantum physics... made me question everything! Twitter: http://twitter.com/_Modus_Operandi
  • http://YOURURL ullrich fischer

    Very interesting interview with Jerry DeWitt. You might want to interview Dan Barker of FFRF.org to discuss his similar experience and his “Clergy Project” which helps ex-ministers turned atheists to make the painful transition to a secular life. Sounds like Jerry’s organization tries to help others who may not actually be clergy but maybe suffer similar problems due to bigotry against unbelievers.

  • http://YOURURL Anonymous Atheist

    Another comment regarding episodes newer than this latest blog post:

    Episode #83 is currently labeled ‘IFS 73’ in the RSS feed (but its filename does say 83).
    Then for ‘IFS Recommends 2’, the filename is ‘IFSBONUS73.mp3’ when it should be the bonus for episode 83. Episode 73 happened two months ago.

    Also, I’m glad to see the missing regular episode 82 just now appeared, correcting another numbering issue. 😉

    • http://imaginaryfriendsshow.com jakefw

      Thanks, dear Anon.

      I’ve fixed the ’73 issue’ but would have to upload an updated file to fix the bonus one.

      Suffice it to say, I will give myself an uppercut and resolve to never make the same mistake again. Until next week.

      Love your work, dear anon.


  • http://YOURURL Anonymous Atheist

    Well, NM about a #82 appearing… Now that I opened it, I see the RSS title said 82, but the filename says 84.