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Embracing Contradictions

Listener Essay

Posted March 22nd, 2015

How reliable are the stories we tell ourselves about our own experiences in life? How reliable is memory? Are we simply surrounded by fiction?

Glenn, Tom, and Jake talk to special guest Tierza about her excellent listener essay “Embracing Contradictions.”

The Christmas Jesus and stuff

Panel Discussion

Posted December 21st, 2014

John Hamer stops by again to talk about the Historical Jesus with Glenn, Allison, and Bob.

Of course we talk about other stuff, too, like belief, and Bob’s endless fascination with Hamer’s “you-say-you’re-a-Christian-Pastor-but-you-don’t-sound-like-a-Christian-Pastor what can I do with this lamb in lamb’s clothing” thing.

And oh yeah, we talk about Christmas a little bit, too, and ask the question, “do you really need to throw the baby Jesus out with all of the mythological bathwater?”

(Answer: No.  No, you don’t.)

Cultural Relativism Can Bite Me

Listener Essay

Posted September 18th, 2014

Matthew Vernon provides a listener response to Chelsea Shields Strayer’s recent Placebo Effect episodes and sets the stage — excuse me, constructs a “springboard” — for a future panel discussion on the value (or not) of Cultural Relativism.

To listen to the Reasonable Doubts episode Matthew references, follow the link here:
http://freethoughtblogs.com/reasonabledoubts/2014/08/27/episode-131-witch-hunt-with-guest-leo-igwe/