In this episode I compare and contrast different ways of sacrificing, for the sake of God, the self-evident gifts that make us human: free will, reason, and morality.Continue reading “CVS Meta – 2019-02-09 – Atheism and agnosticism”
I met Matthew through his brother Stephen, with whom I used to work. Matthew follows a non-denominational spiritual path guided by music, meditation and tai chi. He believes in the importance developing presence and inner peace for fulfilling ones purpose in life.
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I met Shane on YouTube. He identifies as a combination of Gnostic and Baptist. Among other things, Shane believes that Satan is not pure spirit, but has a human form with both male and female sexual organs. He was friendly, and we got along well in spite of our theological differences.
I met John on Facebook. He is a family man who teaches Philosophy at John Abbott College. He is a colorful character with a very open mind, but he chooses to identify as Christian. I enjoyed listening to him talk, and hope to have him back. Lots of fun.
I met Jana through Ben. She studied religion, but worked in television. She became a therapist after doing group-therapy as a research project for the “Being Erica” TV show, which Jana created and wrote. She is culturally Jewish, but identifies as a hedonist. It was a real pleasure chatting with her.
I met Jerry on Facebook, through my friend and recent guest, Thoth. Jerry lives in Taiwan with his wife and their 14-year-old twin boys. He describes himself as a non-Denominational Christian, but has some Calvinist leanings. I forgot to ask him about free will. Next time, perhaps.
I met Tino more than a decade ago, through mutual friends He lives in Belgium. Tino describes his religion as “tribal gatherings and psychedelic medicines.” He believes that we can access ultimate reality through altered states of consciousness.
William is a very gifted visual artist whom I met at the University of Waterloo. We were in different programs, but we were neighbours. His depth and sensitivity made a deep impression on me even then. I’m glad to have reconnected.
SanathaVihari Losangeles is a Theravada Buddhist monk from Sarathchandra Buddhist Center in Los Angeles California. He stumbled upon my podcast and reached out to put me in touch with some Canadian Buddhists. He’s a bright young man with a sunny disposition.
I saw a video of Kavneet Singh speaking about Sikhism on YouTube. I reached out to him and he agreed to speak to me about his faith. I used to live beside the Gurdwara Nanak Darbar Community Center Sikh Temple, and have always admired the Sikh people.