Nicky runs the Westminster Satanism Meetup in Colorado. As far as I know, she is the first Theistic Satanist I have ever encountered. I came to Catholicism via Atheistic Satanism but I now renounce Satan and all his pomps and works, so help me God.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-06-11 — Nicky”
I’ve known Ursula for a few years now, but this is the first time we sat down to chat, just the two of us. It was interesting getting a little peek into her worldview, but I suspect that this interview is little more than a hasty snapshot of a moving target.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-06-02 — Ursula”
I met Irina through a mutual friend at a Laurie Anderson concert in 1995. She has always been a free spirit, and a very kind and gentle woman. She works as a doula, which means that she assists and supports mothers through childbirth.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-05-21 — Irina”
I have known Gandhar since around 2003. He is an interesting man with a lot of colorful stories to tell. I attended his Ph.D defense a few years ago and always enjoy picking his brain about religion and philosophy.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-05-14 — K. Gandhar Chakravarty”
Sharon is a Raelian Guide. I heard her speak at the Raelian Gathering where I first met and interviewed another Guide, André Julien. I requested this second interview because I enjoyed meeting everyone that I met there. I was warmly received once again.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-04-22 — Sharon Shanti”
I met Chris Dyer at a potluck back in the 1990s. We clicked because we had both been initiated into the same Sikh meditation cult: “Science of the Soul Incorporated.” Chris is a talented, devoted, and successful artist, and a kind soul.
Continue reading “Catholic Vs. Other — 2017 — 04 — 17 — Chris Dyer”
My first encounter with Dan was listening to his “Just an Immigrant” show on CKUT in 1994. Five years later I met him when he bought some of my psychedelic painted vinyl records. We became friends instantly.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-04-17 — Dan Behrman”
When I was an atheist, and deep into the New Age movement, I made the acquaintance of the always vivacious and charming Marilyn Rossner. I first met her in 2001 at her SSF/IIIHS Townhouse Centre, on de Maisonneuve Boulevard. This is the first time we’ve talked since my conversion.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-03-04 — Marilyn Rossner”
I met André Julien through the Montreal Raelian meetup. I attended a monthly gathering in Longueuil and then we did our interview in a noisy fast-food restaurant.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-02-19 — André Julien”
Ivan is an old friend from the neighbourhood. His energy is infectious and I knew he’d have a lot to say. He didn’t disappoint. I only wish he could have stayed to chat a little longer. Next time.
Continue reading “Catholic vs. Other — 2017-01-08 — Ivan Freud”