I met John on YouTube. John was raised Christian, but lost his faith because he could not reconcile a good God with the evils and sufferings in this world. He is a friendly guy whose philosophy is basically “ride the wave” of life and try to make the most of it while you can.Continue reading “Catholic vs. Atheist – 2019-02-03 – John”
John reached out by email and I invited him to be my guest. He and his wife both studied chemistry and both were raised Catholic, but both are now agnostic atheists. John and I spoke about free will and the first cause primarily. A fun chat.Continue reading “Catholic vs. Atheist – 2019-01-26 – John”
Going into this I knew nothing about Mr. Ra, but from his picture I knew I had a real character on my hands. He did not disappoint. The more I listen to him, the more I like him. I have a special fondness for that charming combination of gruff hostility and naive innocence. And he’s funny, too–I have never laughed so much during an interview.Continue reading “Catholic vs. Atheist – 2018-12-22 – Aron Ra”
Thoth and I discussed cosmology, the nature and reality of political and religious authority, and, indirectly, theodicy, or the problem of evil. There is much unresolved philosophical tension between us, but it was nice to chat with my old friend, nonetheless.