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Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against…

Episode 57 | Tole [RANT]

Presumably the secular culture at large expects the marketplace of ideas to be much more civil without those “narrow minded” Christians around, constantly discussing moral black and white, drawing lines in the sand on sexual ethics for instance. If Christian influence is waning in society, progressives might expect there to be a utopia just around…

Episode 56 | The New Priests

The most persuasive people are the ones who make us laugh. Louis C.K.’s new Netflix special has erupted in controversy.  His observations spark laughter over “killing babies.”  Pro-choice advocates like it less than the Pro-life advocates.  And yet, the routine is decidedly in favor of abortion.  Pastors Rick Henderson and Mike Bell discuss the the…

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Presumably what happened to Jesus was what happens to all of us when we die. We decompose. Accounts of Jesus’s resurrection and ascension are about as well-documented as Jack and the Beanstalk. –Richard Dawkins More than emotion or intuition—do you know why you either agree or disagree with this statement?

Episode 51 | Shell Game Pt. 2

Disillusionment.  A crisis of faith.  Uncertainty.  These are common, maybe even healthy experiences in every worldview.  Do these feelings and thoughts mean that it’s time to abandon beliefs?  Should we repress doubts?  What is the way forward? How are we supposed to be a good friend when talking with someone who is believer in public,…

Episode 50 | Shell Game Pt. 1

What do you do when see yourself playing a shell game?  On the outside you still wear the mask of a believer, but on the inside—you know you’re really a doubter. There are many different approaches to common experience.  The answers can’t be, “Just have more faith.”  Or, “fake it till you make it.”  Is…

Episode 44 | Greater Than Nothing

Atheism is a belief system, and we can prove it! Everyone and every view is united by the same BIG questions. We’re just divided by the answers. Whether you’re a strong atheist or a passive disbeliever–we all are responsible to explain why people have dignity or why rape is wrong. Saying, “everyone knows it” is not…

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I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos. There has to be some organizing principle. God to me is a mystery but is the explanation for the miracle of existence, why there is something instead of nothing. –Allan Sandage What’s your answer to life’s biggest question? Allan Sandage (b. 1926), winner…

Episode 40 | Trumped Up Virtue

Millions are marching and more are passionately expressing their values.  Among all the disagreement, there is surprising unity: compassion is good, racism is bad, evil should be resisted.  Can we validate these values without a belief in God?  On the Late Show, with Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais laughs off the idea God.  He claims science…

Episode 28 | The Science of Stupid

There is a reason that so many people are misinformed or duped into believing what is not true. The reason…agnotology. A term coined by Robert Proctor. Rick Henderson and Mike Bell discuss the science and business of strategically keeping people confused and ignorant for the purposes of gaining or keeping power. Don’t let your motto…

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. –Aristotle What kind of mind do you have? If you enjoy this article, check out our Podcast.