Here’s a news flash for you. Jesus wasn’t white. He also wasn’t born on December 25.
But chances are, you probably already knew those two little tidbits. But what else about Christmas is “myth”? Today on the show, Ron continues along his journey of deconstruction of his faith by looking at Christmas traditions and how it’s changed for him, Yolanda, and JD over the years. This is not the episode to listen to if you’re afraid of having your beliefs challenged. But if your heart and mind are open to new ways of looking at this treasured holiday, we promise you’ll be moved.
Our guests include Bald Move podcast co-host A.Ron Hubbard who shares his own personal journey as an ex-Jehovah’s Witness. And the Reverend Dr. Robert Richard Allen Turner and author Victoria Adams each share perspectives about faith and belief give Ron hope (and just might do the same for you).
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Music for the show was licensed from Artlist and curated from FreeMusicArchive.org. Creative commons songs included in this episode (in order of appearance):
- “I Don’t See the Branches, I See the Leaves” by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
Clips used in this episode:
- Adam Ruins Christmas © 2016 TruTV. Here is the list of resources Adam used to research this episode.
- “A Charlie Brown Christmas” © 1965 CBS
- Vice documentary about Dr. Robert Turner © 2021 Vice
- The virgin birth episode of the You Have Permission Podcast by Dan Koch
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