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Interview #63 - Changing Worldviews with Damien Marie Athope

Hey folks, welcome to the mind of a skeptical leftist. Today I have an interview with my friend Damien Marie Athope. Damien is an activist turned educator who has spent many years working for social justice in various ways. He has spent the past few years learning about and spreading information about the history of religion from the time before it became the dominant mode of thought across much of the world. He has studied prehistory and talked to many archeologists and anthropologists who appreciated his work and his understanding of prehistoric times. In this interview we talk about his growth and how he came to the worldview he now holds including his path to atheism and anarchism while touching on his mode of thinking which he describes as axiology. For more information on axiology you can go watch Damien’s videos on his channel which will be in the show notes or description box of this episode. We didn’t spend as much time on Damien’s activism and what he has done for his communities so we’re going to be doing a second interview. I hope that you appreciate him and his work as much as I do.

Once again I’m not doing an intro rant, I’m definitely trying to focus on my attempt to do a video essay so I won’t be doing any hot takes for awhile. I love talking to people though so I am continuing the interview series while I work on my theory project.

I don’t know if I have properly thanked my new patrons and at this point I can only remember the most recent one so here’s a big thank you to Scott for becoming a patron at the Dispossessed level and supporting my work. I’m also going to rattle off the name of my other patrons quickly as a thank you for their continued support. Thank you to Scott, Some Random Geek, Christopher, Damien, Dan, Lisa, Justin, Kim, Bodacious Void, Occultae Veritatis, Richard, Sean, Dan W, Darryl, Drifa, Felicia, Freethinker215, humboldt, Mcnuttwhack, Peter, Phaedrus, Seanna, The Postmodern Polymaths Podcast, Thomas, Zack, and HJ. Thank you all so much for your continued support. I’m sure we don’t all agree on everything but your support means the world to me and keeps me working on doing better work for you all to enjoy.

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And now, onto the interview

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Full Interview Here

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