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God was watching me. And I was watching porn. | Pete Holmes

Comedian Pete Holmes details his struggle with faith, sex, and God. He is the author of Comedy Sex God (https://amzn.to/2HoF7dB)

– Holmes explains how he lost his faith after a long struggle with what he calls his Christian, puritanical, shame psychology.

– He found the antidote to internalized shame was ‘thoughtless, irrational love’. Love should be as indiscriminate as light, he says. Many people only give conditional love to themselves and others.

– Sexuality is not a mistake, says Holmes. Pretending to be pure by saying frack instead of fuck, and not seeing R-rated movies and being really “nice” is not what a connection to the divine is about.

Pete Holmes is a comedian, writer, cartoonist, “Christ-leaning spiritual seeker”, and podcast host. His wildly popular podcast, You Made It Weird, is a comedic exploration of the meaning of life with guests ranging from Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert to Seth Rogen and Garry Shandling. He is the author of Comedy Sex God (https://amzn.to/2HoF7dB)

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