Tom Beasley and Chris Lazare wrap up our discussion of Lee Strobel’s infamous book The Case for Faith. Strobel’s book covers an important selection of faith-altering concerns Christians may have about their beliefs paired with faith-saving arguments from various academics. Needless to say, the atheists on our panel have a few words they’d like to add.
Tom, Chris Lazare, and Christopher Thielen discuss Lee Strobel’s book The Case For Faith, dissecting the eight objections Strobel believes every person of faith should be able to comprehend.
- David Hume lived in the 18th, not 19th, century.
- It is estimated that billions of humans, not trillions, have ever lived.
Is science an ideology? Does society follow scientism to a fault? Robin, Colin, Chris Lazare, and Christopher Thielen discuss an interview with cultural critic Curtis White, author of a new book The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers.
- The Science Delusion: An Interview with cultural critic Curtis White [tricycle.com]
- Curtis White [wikipedia.org]
- The Science Delusion [amazon.com]
Colin and Chris discuss Stephen Jay Gould’s famous paper, Non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA), which asserts that science and religion are not in conflict with one another.
- Non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA) [stephenjaygould.org]
- Stephen Jay Gould [wikipedia.org]
- Non-overlapping magisteria at Rational Wiki [rationalwiki.org]
Why is there suffering? What does the Biblical tradition have to say about suffering and how have those answers affected even our secular sense of morality? Our panel discusses these questions through the light of Bart Ehrman’s book God’s Problem.
By Christopher Thielen on January 6, 2014 | Discuss
Judy Saint of the Greater Sacramento Freedom From Religion Foundation talks with Christopher about what it takes to be an atheist advocate and what it’s like to form and work within a chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
- Greater Sacramento Chapter of Freedom From Religion Foundation [ffrf.org]
- Sacramento Reason Newsletter [sacramentoreason.org]
- When Christmas Was Banned in Massachusetts [historyofmassachusetts.org]
- Secular Coalition for America [secular.org]