“Religious indoctrination hurts kids. You really should leave your kid a blank slate and let them write on that whatever they need to. You should let your children be free to be themselves”
Richard describes his deconversion as more of a realization. I loved that description.
We get into so many awesome topics in this interview. We discuss everything from the Satanic Panic of the 1980's to the harm done when children are indoctrinated.
Richard has always loved music. He talks about growing up listening to artists like Marilyn Manson & Nine Inch Nails and how this clashed with his mother's views. We talk about travel, teaching special education and mental health too.
Check out Richard's new YouTube channel: Tales from the Church https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiqHic5KZlTZHLxnySukujQ
Twitter: @ChurchTales https://twitter.com/ChurchTales