The Language of Creativity Podcast

Questioning Beliefs - Leo Lutz (Seventh Day Adventist?) Ep. 22 part 2

January 9, 2022

What happens when you start to question the moral foundation you grew up on? In this episode, Steve and Leo sit down to have another conversation about programming but begin to notice similar principles behind law, society, its mores, and even religion.

Leo grew up a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Protestant-Christian denomination distinguished by its observance of the Sabbath (on Saturday) as a sanctified day of rest. While studying the Bible, he started noticing circular logic and other problematic reasoning which led him to question assumptions from his upbringing and begin to let go of his faith. As an INTP, reworking his beliefs wasn’t personally as challenging as the fear of disappointing his family because leaving the faith could be interpreted as jeopardizing his soul and a cause for separation from the ones he loves. 

What’s clear is that both Steve and Leo have had to do a lot of thinking surrounding issues of faith and community. Steve and Leo also talk about free-will, cults, workaholism, burnout and depression. 

Guest: Leo Lutz

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Episode References:


Seventh-day Adventist Church - Wikipedia

Business Wars: Cereal Wars - Apple Podcasts

Ninety-five Theses - Wikipedia

Inferno (Dante) - Wikipedia

Original Sin - Wikipedia

Calvinism - Wikipedia

Arminianism - Wikipedia

Ten Commandments - Wikipedia

The Great Disappointment - Wikipedia

The History of the Millerites – ThoughtCo

Heaven’s Gate - Wikipedia


Teetotalism - Wikipedia

Prohibition - HISTORY

Saving Mr. Banks - IMDb

Science Mike - The Cozy Robots Show (formerly Ask Science Mike)

The Burnout Generation, Anne Helen Petersen (Buzzfeed essay)

The Liturgists Podcast *

Faith Undone Podcast *

* If you’re looking for information on deconstruction, many listeners may find listening to these podcasts from Season 1 more helpful than the more recent episodes.

Self-Helpless Podcast“Burnout” (episode) July 12, 2019

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation (Article, Buzzfeed)

Connections (TV Mini Series, 1978)


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