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22 Jan My First INTERVIEW After “Coming Out”: Why I Left Christianity

 

What’s up, peeps!

 

After being involved in ministry for so many years, people have wondered why I left—what’s considered to be—“Christianity.” And well, here’s the first interview I did (after “coming out” on Youtube) for The Tony Seigh Show—answering questions that might be on a lot of people’s minds.

 

I hope you’ll be able to resonate with my journey.

 

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21 Apr Eben Alexander: Is There Life After Death? (Proof of Heaven/The Map of Heaven)

 

 

Is there life after death? If so, what is it like?

 

In this episode, I interview Dr. Eben Alexander. A renowned academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, he thought he knew how the brain, mind and consciousness worked. But in 2008, all of that changed.

 

What seemed to come out of nowhere, he went into a coma for a week and had an out-of-body/near-death experience into another realm that transformed his life forever.

 

Eben is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife, and his latest book is called The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife.

 

IN THIS EPISODE, EBEN ANSWERS THE FOLLOWING:

 

• What happened on November 10, 2008?
• You’re a pretty healthy guy who didn’t really get sick. So what happened?
• Back in the day you considered strange NDE stories to be “pure fantasy”. Why is that?
• What did you experience in these other realms?
• Was it a physical experience, or more of a dreamlike, ghostly appearance?
• You talked about not having a body during your experience? What did you mean?
• You said that “Language, emotion, logic: these were all gone”. How did you communicate?
• “Seeing and hearing were not separate in this place”. What did you mean?
• Did you see and meet “God”? If so, what did He/She/It look and sound like?
• You claim to have seen heaven, but is hell real, too?
• Can you describe the Realm of the Earthworm’s-Eye View?
• What about reincarnation?
• You talked about a girl and a butterfly. Tell us about that experience.
• What were the powerful and moving words the girl said to you?
• What do you say to the skeptic?
• Doesn’t the brain create consciousness?
• Can you share a little bit about your new book The Map of Heaven?

 

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

 

ebenalexander.com
Eben’s book Proof of Heaven
Eben’s book The Map of Heaven
Eben’s books (FREE AUDIOBOOK w/ 30-day trial membership on Audible.com [type in search])
sacredacoustics.com
Eben on Facebook
Eben on Twitter
iands.org

 

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Thanks for Listening!

 

Thanks for chillin’ with me again this week. Have a question or some feedback you’d like to share? Or you wanna just show some love? Leave a comment below!

 

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

 

Also, I’d really appreciate it if you can leave me a REVIEW and RATING on iTunes by clicking here. It helps the podcast a lot and allows more people to discover it as well!

 

Then follow these steps:

 

1. Click “view in iTunes” button

2. Go to Ratings and Review.

 

Finally, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes to get automatic updates so you’ll never miss a show!

 

Thanks again. Peace!

 

(Image Description: Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven book covers & Eben Alexander)

 

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19 Aug The Hidden Message Behind Religion | The Flipside Podcast #003

 

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What is behind every message you hear?

 

In other words, what drives a person to share what they wanna share?

 

And once a person responds to a certain message, what motivates him or her to do what they do?

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR:

 

• The sad (yet funny) story of when I was “left behind”
• How much of organized religion is running things
• The problem with the “good news”
• Why the so-called “unconditional” love of God is really conditional
• The different motivations for belief
• Why the “Christian” God is schizophrenic

 

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Thanks for Listening!

 

Thanks for chillin’ with me again this week. Have a question or some feedback you’d like to share? Or you wanna just show some love? Leave a comment below!

 

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

 

And if you believe in what I do and would like to support this podcast financially, consider becoming a patron today by going here: https://www.patreon.com/JoshuaTongol
 

Also, I’d really appreciate it if you can leave me a REVIEW and RATING on iTunes by clicking here. It helps the podcast a lot and allows more people to discover it as well!

 

Then follow these steps:

 

1. Click “view in iTunes” button

2. Go to Ratings and Review.

 

Finally, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes to get automatic updates so you’ll never miss a show!

 

Thanks again. Peace!

 

(Image Description: Mark Driscoll preaching at Mars Hill Church, set against a large backdrop that reads “Ten Commandments: set free to live free” | Author: Ruthanne Reid)

 

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14 Aug Let Me Share My Heart With You … Are You Willing?

 

Wasup everyone!

 

Before I tell you about a campaign I just started, let me give a little back story.

 

It all started with questioning.

 

For several years I was a traveling Christian speaker, teacher, pastor, evangelist, and missionary. I went to Bible school and even received two degrees in theology (B.A. & M.A). My goal at the time was to travel the world and defend the Christian faith as an apologist.

 

Now, I’ve always been the type to ask questions, but during those years as a missionary to the Philippines, I finally found the courage to sincerely question some of my fundamental beliefs as an evangelical Christian. And to be honest, it wasn’t easy.

 

But with all the nagging thoughts, genuine questions, and eye-opening experiences I was having, I just knew—in order to be true to myself—it was time for me to finally let some of my “beliefs” go.

 

Thankfully, because of my Youtube Channel (which has over 1 million views and counting), I’ve been able to share my spiritual journey with the rest of the online world. And I’ve produced more than 180+ FREE VIDEOS which have helped countless people recover from legalism and fear-based religion.

 

Yet, there was a price to pay … literally. Not only did I lose many of my close relationships within the religious community, but I lost a lot of financial support and opportunities as well.

 

But the lack of support and constant pushback from critics didn’t stop me from sharing my ideas. I eventually self-published two books called So You Thought You Knew and The Secret To Awesomeness.

 

And now I have this new project called The Flipside Podcast.

 

It’s the show where I ask the hard questions about God, religion, philosophy, faith, doubt, healing, pop-culture, and whatever else is on my mind!–boldly saying in public what many people are thinking in private. No pulling any punches. No sugar-coating. Just straight-up real talk!

 

What makes this so different from my previous videos/audios is that this time … it’s just me and you.

 

But I need your help.

 

Other than being a full-time activist, author and speaker, this podcast is my job. I’d love to focus more of my efforts on this powerful medium. And since I’ve been using the internet for many years for the purpose of spreading knowledge, I also know how expensive it is to produce and distribute quality content. (Up until now, everything I’ve created online has come out of my own pocket.)

 

Which is why I chose Patreon for my campaign. It makes it easy for you to support at any level you’re comfortable with, without any commitment. You can even change or cancel your donation at any time. In other words, think of it as tip jar where your giving says, “Hey, I appreciate what you’re doing!”

 

Not only will your support help with the audio podcast, but it’ll also provide for the production of future video content on the Joshua Tongol Youtube Channel.

 

So if you’re interested in supporting, click here.

 

If you decide not to give, don’t worry. The show will still be available to you absolutely free. But another way you can help is by leaving a review and rating on iTunes.

 

To those who have stood by me on this crazy journey … THANK YOU.

 

And to those who are new to the show … welcome to the conversation.

 

Much love,
Joshua Tongol

 

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06 Aug Religious Passion Without ComPassion | The Flipside Podcast #002

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Religion.

 

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that word?

 

God?
Love?
Faith?

 

Have you ever had someone share their “religion” with you? If so, how was their approach?

 

Have you ever shared your ideas with someone else? If so, how was your approach?

 

Does a person’s approach even matter? Or is it all about a person’s content?

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR:

 

• The incident of the two passionate men to who tried converting me
• A discussion about passion, truth, and sincerity
• Examples of ineffective approaches to conversations
• Whether it’s “right” or “wrong” to make judgments
• If tolerance is always the answer to disagreements

 

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

 

Brendon James’ Artwork

Russell Brand Interviews Westboro Baptist Church

 

Thanks for Listening!

 

Thanks for chillin’ with me again this week. Have a question or some feedback you’d like to share? Or you wanna just show some love? Leave a comment below!

 

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

 

Also, I’d really appreciate it if you can leave me a REVIEW and RATING on iTunes by clicking here. It helps the podcast a lot and allows more people to discover it as well!

 

Then follow these steps:

 

1. Click “view in iTunes” button

2. Go to Ratings and Review.

 

And finally, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes to get automatic updates so you’ll never miss a show!

 

Thanks again. Peace!

 

(Image Description: Members of the Westboro Baptist Church demonstrate at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on March 2, 2010 | Author: JCWilmore)

 

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30 Jul My New Podcast “The Flipside” Is Finally Here! Episode 1: Why I Started This Show…and Asking The Big “WHAT IF?”

 

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Yup, that’s right! I created a new podcast called The Flipside.

 

New title.

New style.

New everything.

 

Why? Well, you gotta listen to find out!

 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR:

 

• Why I decided to create a new podcast

• A bit of my journey (for all the newbies)

• Why I’ve been on the “down-low” these days

• My goal for the show

 

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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

 

joshuatongol.com

• My books So You Thought You Knew and The Secret to Awesomeness

 

Thanks for Listening!

 

Thanks for chillin’ with me again this week. Have a question or some feedback you’d like to share? Or you wanna just show some love? Leave a comment below!

 

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

 

Also, I’d really appreciate it if you can leave me a REVIEW and RATING on iTunes by clicking here. It helps the podcast a lot and allows more people to discover it as well!

 

Then follow these steps:

 

1. Click “view in iTunes” button

2. Go to Ratings and Review. 

 

And finally, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on iTunes to get automatic updates so you’ll never miss a show!

 

Thanks again. Peace!

 

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