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46: Losing My Religion

EPISODE: 46

Losing My Religion

with Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit

Why do people lose their religion in the 21st century? How do they keep hold of it? Michael and Megan plumb the depths of lost faith.

In this episode of With All Due Respect, Megan Powell du Toit and Michael Jensen investigate what it means to lose one’s religion in the 21st century.

Step one is a review of the iconic REM song, our hosts investigate what lead singer Michael Stipe was actually getting at, and then apply those findings to a loss of faith.

Step two is an interview with journalist Michael Collett who describes his own walk away from Christianity and the factors that keep him from coming back.

Step three, Michael and Megan discuss the factors that have kept them from losing their religion in tumultuous times.

WHAT IS WITH ALL DUE RESPECT?

Less aggro, more conversation.

Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.

There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.

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