There may not be life after death, but there is life after Adventism.
Abby and Ami talk about Bible Class and the Adventist idea of comparative religion studies. They also read some materials intended to help witness to "secularists."
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In one of your recent episodes, you lamented the "arrested development" of conservative Adventists. This really resonated with me. It brought back the unbelievably common experiences I used to dread having family or potluck or board meeting discussions, in which I would crave elevating serious topics to normal adult levels, but it was like trying to talk with fucking middle schoolers! No matter how advanced in years (or high their reputation), I knew so many in the denomination who just refused to grow up in many ways, emotional, intellectual, social. I remembered, thanks to this little random comment in your podcast, another major reason I was so glad to rid myself of the obligation to spend time talking with so many frustrating adults with self-imposed arrested development.
Thanks, Jim. It is endlessly frustrating. I know Adventist adults who go through bouts of depression that I think are fueled partially by the fact that they're not allowed to fully mature...or that certain aspects of their normal adult maturity must be kept closeted. ~Abby