Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Fine Interview - Long Podcast

Add another anti-Catholic post to the pile:
Tapestry - January 31, 2010 - Losing Religion

William Lobdell was the last person anyone would expect to lose his faith. The journalist hit rock bottom in his 20s. But his life turned around when he became a born-again Christian. Lobdell prayed for his dream job, as the religion reporter at one of the biggest papers in the U.S. Miraculously, he got it. He was winning awards for his stories about faith; life was good. Then something happened. William Lobdell tells Mary how his faith came crashing down.
It's a really careful, sympathetic, yet harrowing story.

11 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Right click to Download Tapestry - January 31, 2010 - Losing Religion
[mp3 file: runs 53:50]


No can do that. Maybe he can get together with Sally Quinn and they can fuck off.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

William Lobdell tells Mary how his faith came crashing down.

Wow, telling Jesus' own mother that he just wasn't that into her son must've been pretty difficult.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Sometimes God tells you no.

And sometimes he tells you he hates you.

Substance McGravitas said...

The piece describes his gung-ho start and then his efforts to come to grips with the stories of gang-raping priest.

So yeah, he describes some people God must surely have hated, if you go for that kind of thing.

Substance McGravitas said...

[mp3 file: runs 53:50]

I spose I shoulda mentioned that.

Smut Clyde said...

the religion reporter at one of the biggest papers in the U.S.

Let's face it, you people are stuffed.

mikey said...

I know I'm stating the obvious, but if you told the story of the christian bible to a dood who WASN'T indoctrinated into religious dogma from birth, dood's first reaction would be something along the lines of:

"Nah. Don't go with it. Spiderman is more believable and holds together better in the middle. You oughta just stick with spiderman."

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Agreed, it's a hash job mikey. Too many writers, too much effort to compromise with other points of view, too much incorporation of unrelated material, trying for commercial appeal...

Hey! The Christian Religion is a Michael Bay Movie!

Substance McGravitas said...

And lo, Megan Fox did lean over the hood of a car.

mikey said...

Hang on, Subby.

You got the era wrong.

Should be:

"And lo, Megan Fox did lean over the ass of a donkey"

Substance McGravitas said...

Eww. At least you didn't go with the bone of an ass...