There may not be life after death, but there is life after Adventism.
I just want to say I'm coming to the party late, but I absolutely love your podcast! I'm an ex-adventist and am on the fence about God himself in general. Please keep doing what you're doing - you're filling a niche that is much needed! (I wish I could join you in your Friday night discussions, as I don't have any ex-SDA support nearby).As for music, I am thankful that I grew up in a household that was, for the most part, fairly liberal. My parents listened to things like the Doors, the Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, country, the Beatles, etc. I grew up with a very eclectic background in music. I was allowed to listen to just about whatever I wanted and after a stint in Christian rock (Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, dc Talk) I branched out to Smashing Pumpkins, Blink 182, and all the bands similar to those that were popular in that time. I remember distinctly one Christmas getting a Staind CD! That still blows my mind a little.
Thank you! We're glad you found us and that we can bring some of that Friday night discussion vibe to the podcast. We absolutely know how lucky we are to have friends who went/continue to go through this experience with us.My parents didn't stop me from listening to whatever I liked, but they never went so far as to buy me popular CDs. My first non-Christian album was Counting Crows when I was in high school. :)~Ami
Thanks for replying! Counting Crows was great. My mom has always been a big music lover and even concert goer, and she usually took me to whatever I wanted to see (which was usually some Christian band but sometimes wasn't).
I feel fortunate that my first album, at the age of 5, was Queens Greatest Hits. I then got lots of people in my church trying to tell me about their Satanic messages. Me and my sister still sing "It's fun to smoke marijuana" instead of "Another One Bites The Dust" after one of our Sabbath School teachers told us about the "hidden messages" in the song when played backwards. To be honest, marijuana didn't actually do much for me.
That is an excellent first album! All the adults I knew were afraid you'd catch "the gay" from listening to Freddy Mercury. :)