Robert Stark Interviews Luke Ford about the 7th Day Adventist Church, Orthodox Judaism & Max Hardcore

I will continue to run interviews with the engaging Luke Ford though he is rightwing on some things, nevertheless he is one of the most interesting and palatable rightwingers out there. He has a great delivery and I really enjoy what he has to say as he has some great insights into things that I have never known before.

Interview here.

Robert Stark and co-host Paul Bingham talk to blogger, former pornography gossip columnist, and convert from the Seventh-day Adventist Church to Orthodox Judaism, Luke Ford.

Topics include:

How Luke and Paul both share a common background in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Seventh Day Adventist Beliefs.
How Ben Carson’s campaign brings attention to the 7th Day Adventist faith.
How 7th Day Adventists tend to avoid politics.
How 7th Day Adventists tend to distrust the US government.
The apocalyptic aspect of 7th Day Adventism (ex. the Branch Dravidians who were a breakaway sect).
How 7th Day Adventists put an emphasis on healing.
How 7th Day Adventist facilities have an aura of holiness and reverence.
How the Church if made up of mostly women and tends to feminize both men and women (ex. discouraging competition).
How the Church appeals to people in poverty and helps them improve their lives.
How upwardly mobile individuals tend to leave the Church.
How 7th Day Adventists put a strong emphasis on the afterlife while Jews tend to focus on success in this world.
How 7th Day Adventists and Jews tend to have opposite values about passions towards money, sex, and power.
How Orthodox Judaism is much more challenging and difficult to convert to.
Similarities between Judaism and Mormonism.
Dietary laws, 7th Day Adventist vegetarianism, and the Kosher diet.
The impacts of vegetarianism and how it can work if practiced properly.
Luke’s father Desmond Ford who was an influential leader in the church and later broke away.
The Nostradamus Kid which is a coming of age story about an Australian boy raised a Seventh-Day Adventist in the 1950’s who yearns for the pastor’s daughter and fears the world is coming to an end.
The Alexander Technique and how it appeals to actors and athletes.
How the Alexander Technique helps with voice problems, posture, and clumsiness.
Whether religion or psychotherapy are more effective in treating psychological problems.
How different religions address different problems.
How Luke found the 7th Day Adventist Church stifling of expression.
How Dr. Kellogg, who was a 7th Day Adventist, promoted circumcision to reduce sexual pleasure.
How Luke has tended to avoid tension and has developed his humor as a coping mechanism.
Max Hardcore and how he pioneered the genre of violent humiliation porn.
How Max Hardcore took porn to its logical conclusions and was an embarrassment to many in the industry who hid behind a veneer of respectability.
How Luke’s personal take on Max Hardcore based on the time he spent with him, was that he was articulate, intelligent, and charming but had a dark sadistic side that he let out on camera and when he was drunk.
Luke’s controversial political views, immigration, and Donald Trump.
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