[UNLOCKED] House of Heretics: Cat Ejaculation

This is an unlocked episode of my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. To become a patron and get access to House of Heretics, sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong

In this episode, Timothy and I discuss the insanity of twitter, the impeachment of Trump, how stoicism is helping me cope with current politics, the awomen “controversy,” and whether neutered cats can ejaculate.

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Hatred, Not Distrust, Fuels Conspiracy Theories

On Wednesday, we all watched in stunned horror as a pro-Trump mob stormed the capitol. We watched as they broke windows, hung from ledges, ransacked offices, and in one case, even died for their cause. Like everyone else, I’m still processing the events at the capitol. It will probably take months for a full picture of what happened this week to emerge.

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Sacred Tension: Losing Faith With Jon Steingard

In this episode I speak with Jon Steingard, former frontman of the Christian band Hawk Nelson. Jon made waves in 2020 by announcing his departure from Christian faith, and I invited him onto the  show to talk about his journey. Along the way we discussed philosophy, growing up Christian, the Christian music industry, Satanism, how we relate to Christians as non-believers, and much more. You can find Jon Steingard here.

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Sacred Tension Book Club: Grandstanding by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke

In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by cohost Danielle King to discuss the book Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke. “Grandstanding” is the use of moral talk for self promotion, and it is rampant in online spaces of all political affiliations. Danielle and I discuss the positives and negatives of this book, and the ways in which we have engaged in grandstanding.

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Top Fifteen Books of 2020

I’m a slow reader, and at the end of each year I find myself mildly disappointed by my low book count. However, this was the year of COVID-19, political unrest, and existential uncertainty. All my previous forms of entertainment (news, social media, shows, gaming) became too stimulating in an already over-stressed existence. I retreated to books, and they sustained me through this dumpster fire of a year.

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Sacred Tension: Christmas With Belial the Demon

In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by Belial, Hell’s cutest demon and second in command to Satan himself. We discuss Hell’s Christmas plans, the finer points of possessing a nun, reptilian overlords, and much more. Watch Belial’s show on TST TV here, and use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free.

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Sacred Tension: Examining Wokeness and Evergreen State College with Benjamin Boyce

In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with podcaster and youtuber Benjamin Boyce about “wokeness” and the events that took place at Evergreen State College in 2017. He is part of a growing movement of centrists and liberals who object to the current woke movement, and are worried about its implications for the future. 


You can find Benjamin’s YouTube channel here.  

Watch Mike Nayna’s documentary about Evergreen State college here

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Let me know your thoughts on this episode by writing me an email or leaving me a comment below. If your comment is excellent, I might feature it in my monthly Best Comments series.

My work is sponsored by The Satanic Temple TV: a streaming platform featuring documentaries, livestreams, conversation, rituals, and more. Use my code SACREDTENSION at checkout to get one month free.

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Social Media: Where Cruelty Is Easy and Kindness Is Hard

I struggle mightily with social media. It is the most fraught and challenging part of my job as a content creator. On the one hand, I truly enjoy connecting with readers and like-minded individuals. On the other hand, that one upside feels like a tiny oasis in a desert of desolation and destruction. I recently had yet another realization about why social media is hard for me, and why it makes me worried for the future of humanity.

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