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Bonus Episode
January 4, 2023
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Were you ever part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church or exposed to fundamentalist Christianity in general? If so, have we got a show for you (queue the Veggie Tales theme song)!

Haystacks & Hell is an ex-Adventist podcast where we tell stories about growing up Seventh-day Adventist, leaving faith behind, and building new, fulfilling lives.

We'll also unpack topics like:

  • The end of the world
  • Sex, dating, and purity culture
  • Wild quotes from SDA "prophet" Ellen White

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Credits: Abby and Ami, creators of the Seventh-day Atheist Podcast • Music: Hall of the Mountain King Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) • Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Episode Transcript

[Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King]

[00:00:00] Santiago: Seventh-day Adventism and fundamentalist Christianity are no joke, especially when you've been hurt by the church. But with enough time and distance, there's also plenty to laugh at.

[00:00:13] Santiago: Hi! I'm your host Santiago, former Adventist musician, deacon, youth leader, and Pathfinder staff. Whether you're just starting to question, left years ago, or simply here out of curiosity, have we got a show for you! We're republishing a podcast by ex-Adventists Abby and Ami, and we'll cover everything including the end of the world:

[00:00:39] Ami: No one will know the time or the place. You can't know the time or the place, but it's happening nowww!

[00:00:44] Abby: Soon!

[00:00:45] Santiago: Sex, dating, and purity culture:

[00:00:48] Ami: When abstinence only is kind of what you're taught, you're setting people up to fail.

[00:00:53] Abby: You graduate from college single, you suddenly find that you are a very strange fish in a very large ocean.

[00:01:00] Ami: [Laughing]

[00:01:00] Santiago: And of course, wild quotes from SDA prophet Ellen White:

[00:01:05] Abby: Eggs somehow increase, sorry, somehow increase the animal spirits?

[00:01:11] Ami: I'm sorry, eggs make you masturbate!?

[00:01:14] Abby: I'm sitting, I'm sitting here as a 14 year old, like, I've never heard adults talk about masturbation before, and I'm just like, don't move...


[00:01:24] Santiago: This is the Haystacks and Hell podcast. Come along as we unpack our baggage!

[00:01:33] Santiago: Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and check out our website at hell.bio (that's H E L L dot B I O).

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