I set down with Phil from The Week in Doubt Podcast to discuss the paranormal and right-wing Christians. Then Tanner from the No God Cast Podcast and Secular Programming joins us to talk about the big news of Secular FM and whether or not faith is a virtue.
Welcome dear listeners to C-Webb Sunday School. Before I get into the meat of this episode, I want to get some announcements out of the way. First, big news from Secular Programming, the first issue of the Secularite Magazine has been release in digital format. Right now it’s only available on Apple Newsstand but more platforms are coming soon. It’s $2.99 an issue or $29.99 a year. There are some great, high profile writers here and new issues come out every 15th of the month. This is a great way to get great articles from awesome secular writers and to support Secular Programming. Check out secularite.com for more information.
It’s important we take control of the definition of faith because when the believer uses faith, they use it the same way we would use hope or trust. This is not what faith it, faith is a knowledge claims. During discussions, words like evidence, logic and reason are thrown around without regard to the context of these facts. For most believers, facts cannot outweigh faith. Now we can get into a fact throwing war but this will do little in disabusing a believer of their faith because at the end of the day, it’s faith that drives them.
I lay down another track but this one is for Jake Farr-Warton from the Imaginary Friends Show Podcast. Ho Ho Ho Bitches!
If you troll around the internet long enough you’ll run across an argument similar to this one: Hitler, Mao and Stalin were atheist and committed some of the most heinous acts against humanity, therefore atheism leads to mass murder and genocide. Theist frequently uses this argument when confronting atheist but is this really a valid argument? Are atheist doing themselves a disservice when saying something similar about Christian or Muslim related atrocities? We’ll explore this topic and more in this episode of C-Webb’s Sunday School!