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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lori Fazzino. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lori Fazzino, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lori Fazzino. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lori Fazzino, often where they are interviewed.

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EPISODE 059: What is Love?: Lori Fazzino

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So I wrote this Facebook post about love and fear and two ladies read it. By no fault of their own, they read it from a different context than I intended. They both made comments, which at the time I deemed as incoherent because they were so far out of my frame of reference for the post that I arrogantly tossed them aside.

This episode is me gaining perspective from one of those women, my friend, and LOR Resident Deconversion Expert, Lori Fazzino. Both women read my post with regards to romantic love, but I meant it in a way to encourage a love of those different from us.

This will be an interesting conversation because I don't believe in "being in love." I am a self-proclaimed "love atheist."

SIX TYPES OF LOVE

Sexual Passion, Deep Friendship, Playful Love, Love for Everyone, Longstanding Love, Love of Self.

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Sep 01 2016 · 1hr 22mins
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EPISODE 049: Deconverting From Religion: PART TWO: Lori Fazzino

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Lori Fazzino M.A. is a Ph.D. Candidate & Graduate Instructor with the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Her studies and research are fascinating. In this episode she puts them to use and shares a lot more of her findings, stories of deconverted folks finding freedom, lets me know what stage of the process I am in and helps me through my fear of atheism.

Lori is leaning agnostic but lives as an atheist humanist. She's always been a brilliant, feisty, strong person. Coming to the faith as a young woman, she paid for Christian College by dancing in Alaska. After leaving the church, she found herself going back there until a severe car accident interrupted the trip.

Her story of being kicked out the church is fascinating, as Mary Magdeline would have rebuked her Pastor and been right at home kicking with Lori. Her now a present and future as a college professor and soon to be Ph.D. in Evangelical Deconversion is a help to many people. She currently teaches Sociology of Religion at UNLV.

IN THIS EPISODE

Lori's Personal Story

  • Raised Catholic.
  • Abusive Background.
  • Former Exotic Dancer and stripped to pay for Christian College.
  • Marriage, Motherhood, and Divorce.
  • Severe car accident.
  • Kicked out of the church.

Getting Into Religious Deconversion

  • Lori's research.
  • Her personal struggle she found in the research.  How she overcame it.
  • What turning from religion looks like and what replaces it?
  • God Would Need a Transgendered Bathroom.
  • I ask her to categorize me as to which stage of the conversion process I am in.
  • She talks me through my own fear of becoming an atheist.
  • We have a therapy session of my own path of losing religion.
  • Stories of others who have gone through their on religious deconversion.

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Jun 29 2016 · 1hr 17mins

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EPISODE 048: Religious Deconversion: Part One: Lori Fazzino, M.A.

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Lori Fazzino M.A. is a Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Instructor with the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  

Lori and I have church past together.  Meeting in the megachurch fresh out of high school, in different ways, we pursued the hype within the machine together, and now both find solace outside of religion.

Her studies and research are fascinating.  This will be a pair of episodes that will encourage those leaving religion and fascinate those in or outside of it.  Lori is an agnostic but takes the time to explain why she has taken on a more atheist identity.  She feels strongly about being a humanist, in which I too am finding great joy.

Lori has an amazing story of being kicked out the church, and now a present and future as a college professor and soon to be Ph.D. in Evangelical Deconversion.  She currently teaches Sociology of Religion at UNLV.

WE TALK ABOUT:
  • Our Common experience in the same mega-church and interaction with Casey & Wendy Treat at Christian Faith Center.
  • Lori’s conversion story through a mega-church, Covenant Celebration Church, Champions Centre in Tacoma, WA.
  • Losing Religion.
  • Her labeling me a “none” as far as my religious beliefs go.  
  • Her doctoral dissertation on the atheist community of Las Vegas.  How atheists navigate Las Vegas and the tension she found between religious and non-religious communities.
  • The commonality between the religious community and atheist community.
  • What is truth?
  • Why many unbelievers stay in religion.
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Jun 22 2016 · 1hr 4mins
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008 - Interview with Lori Fazzino

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Lori Fazzino is a sociologist working on her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, researching deconversion and embodied practices in post-theistic and humanist communities. She is a consultant with the Openly Secular campaign and the Secular Student Alliance.

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