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Exorcism/Adorcism

 Exorcism/Adorcism

You’ve likely never attended an exorcism, but popular culture ensures that you know what one is. Yes, we’re talking the forced removal of a demonic entity from the human psyche, but what else can we glean about this paranormal experience from shamanistic rites of exorcism and the psychological principles of dissociative identity disorder and cognitive dissonance? As “The Exorcist” creeps in on its 43rd anniversary, Robert and Christian discuss the real and imaginary forces at work in the demon-haunted mind. See more »

Hyper-Real Religion: Pastafarianism and Beyond

 Hyper-Real Religion: Pastafarianism and Beyond

When does a protest religion become an actual faith? What happens when purely fictional modes of belief leak off the page or screen? Join Robert and Joe as they discuss modern religious movements, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the rise of so-called hyper-real religions. See more »

How much does the soul weigh?

 How much does the soul weigh?

Is it possible to measure the energy lost when the "soul" departs the body? Take a tour of soul-weighing and the quest to make what is immaterial material in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. See more »

Is God conscious? Is God aware?

 Is God conscious? Is God aware?

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Does Islam forbid one-way death trips to Mars?

 Does Islam forbid one-way death trips to Mars?

Is it suicide to take a one-way trip to Mars? What does god think about that? Is he/she/it even in charge on Mars? Let's discuss... See more »

Does belief in a god aid psychiatric treatment?

 Does belief in a god aid psychiatric treatment?

Can belief in a higher power help your psychiatric treatment plan work? Find out in this blog post. See more »