The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E21: “It’s Getting Old”

No one’s ever said that getting old was the best thing they ever did. The truth is, you do know more – lots more. That’s got potential. If one had the time one has at the start of one’s life with the perspective one’s gained at the end of one’s life, why, there’d no endContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E21: “It’s Getting Old””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E20: “Fight Or Flight”

In our last podcast (S2E19), we talked about our moral compasses – how to keep them properly calibrated in such morally challenging times. Randy and I came to the conclusion that, in essence, America now has two different moral compasses at work. That might explain why so many of us feel poised at the edgeContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E20: “Fight Or Flight””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E19: “Ye Olde Moral Compass Repair Shoppe”

We hope this isn’t a revelation (or a Book of Revelation): these are incredibly challenging times. Between all the various wars – and forms of war – being fought all around the globe and all around our quotidien lives – it would be easy to back into a corner defensively or strike out wildly or Continue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E19: “Ye Olde Moral Compass Repair Shoppe””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E17: “A Few Words About Words”

On paper, Randy and I should be a train wreck of a relationship. In part, that should be because we have nothing in common. That’s not the case of course; this podcast is the weekly proof that Randy and I have way, way more in common than we do otherwise. This episode is more fuelContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E17: “A Few Words About Words””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E16: “5 Mantras”

A devout atheist and a Presbyterian pastor walk into a conversation together. And nothing bad happens! It ain’t about winning an argument – it’s about having a meaningful conversation.

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E15: “God v Consciousness”

We all have (at least one) voice inside our heads. But, even when there’s a chorus involved, one voice will alpha all the others. That would be our “me”. The voice we think of as ourselves. It’s the person we address in the bathroom mirror – the “us” behind our eyeballs that only we everContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E15: “God v Consciousness””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E14: “It’s Opposite Day!”

On paper, this whole podcast series either shouldn’t exist or should be a lot more combative than it ever gets. Mostly. That’s how opposite Randy and I appear – on paper. As this atheist has said here a few times before, Randy and I were social friends for a year before I knew he preachedContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E14: “It’s Opposite Day!””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, S2E11: “Pandemic Of The Soul”

Randy and I recorded this podcast a few days before Vladimir Putin changed pretty much every conversation about everything. While we don’t reference Putin – and the pandemic raging inside his soul (if he has one) – one look at Putin sitting at one end of a very long table, his ministers at the otherContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, S2E11: “Pandemic Of The Soul””

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2 E10: “Is Christianity A ‘Hyperobject’?”

Climate change… nuclear weapons… evolution… these things all are what self described “environmental philosopher” Timothy Morton, the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University calls “HYPEROBJECTS” – a term he coined to describe entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that they defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in theContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2 E10: “Is Christianity A ‘Hyperobject’?””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: “Is It A Bad Time To Be A Good Samaritan?”

Samaritans are good guys plus a little extra. They’re good guys when even good guys waver. At least, that’s how they’re depicted in the parable from whence our whole notion of “Samaritans” comes. Parables are short, direct stories – fiction – meant to make a moral or religious point. They’re fables – except fables haveContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: “Is It A Bad Time To Be A Good Samaritan?””