We have returned to tackle Book II of Mere Christianity, in the 3rd episode of a 4-part series. Here Lewis explains clearly why we should believe in Christianity specifically rather than those other false religions, or the manly option of dualism. Also, in an attempt to rile feminists and appease men’s rights activists, we talk about male circumcision in Chuck’s medical corner.Read More
In the second coming of the second coming of Irreligiosophy, Matt and Chuck tackle CS Lewis, his life and times, some of his fiction and non-fiction, and finally his most well-known piece of apologetic, “Mere Christianity.” In the middle we get sidetracked discussing the misogyny of 1940s apologetics as compared and contrasted to the 21st century atheist-skeptical movement.
After everything is said and done, we really only get through the preface and Book One, but it still compares well to the supernatural but quite real standard I like to call the “Law of Podcast Nature.” It’s just like the law of gravity but better.Read More
I guest once again on the Church of Awesome for a rousing discussion of Green Lantern stories, the deep meaning of the colors of the rainbow, and serious philosophy. It’s an hour or so of nerdy fun that would make the Comic Geek proud.
And notice that link: 666! That’s the same sector where the Black Lantern was discovered. Coincidence? No such thing. Must be a higher power at work.Read More
Never say we haven’t suffered for you. We spent two miserable hours listening to arguments from ignorance, special pleading, and flat out making shit up, just for you guys and gals. But here it is, in its original form, warts and all, completely unedited. Pretty much I just want the last two hours of my life back.
And now Leighton and I are headed to St Louis for the annual Haunt Convention. Road trip, suckas!Read More
Today we discuss the New Atheist movement in a wide-ranging conversation with philosopher-in-training Seth, who complains that the loose moral language that is typically used needs to be grounded in rigorous philosophical arguments instead of merely taken for granted. Also, Leighton chimes in with his usual high-brow, professorial commentary.
It’s all in Episode 74.Read More