Eric Steinhart is a philosopher of religion specializing in new and emerging religions. Eric comes from a long line of evangelical congregationalist preachers. He no longer identifies as Christian, but does not see much value in the label atheist either. It was a fun chat.
In this episode I briefly introduce the famous "Problem of Induction" and give two simple examples of how we can use the purely deductive "Reduction to Absurdity" technique to arrive at 100% logical certainty concerning not only mathematical truths, but even fundamental principles of physical science.
This episode was inspired by two very different CVS listeners, John Revell and Robert White. I talk about solipsism and the irrational abuse of our freedom and every other good gift from our loving God, who is, in spite of our selfish tantrums, courting us with limitless patience. The bottom line: get over yourself, and let yourself be seduced by the King of Kings.
I met Lucas about 10 years ago. He got my attention at a dinner party when he announced that he had met and talked with angels. We had some heated exchanges via email at that time, but I think we have both mellowed with age. I haven't seen him in a while, and so I'm glad he agreed to be interviewed. I enjoyed our brief chat.
This is my first ever "in absentia" ersatz interview. It was inspired by its namesake, Robert White, whom I have never met in real life, as far as I know--although that would be even more hilarious. In any case, this is just a fun survey of his trite anti-Catholic comments, which he has been scattering like high-octane manure all over my YouTube channel for the past 36 hours or so. Enjoy! LOL
When I interviewed Steve McRae, I asked if he ever had Catholics on his shows, and he mentioned Max Kolbe by name. I reached out and Max kindly agreed to come on my show. I enjoyed our chat, but I am sad that there seems to be bad blood between some of my guests. God help us all.
I met Steve McRae on YouTube when I was looking for videos with Graham Oppy. Steve considers himself an agnostic, but he does not consider himself an atheist. We discuss science, philosophy, and religion. It was a lot of fun.
I met Paul on The Coming Home Network's online community. I asked him to come on my show and tell my listeners a little bit about his conversion, and he was gracious enough to accept. This is his story. Please visit turnkeough.com for more information, including links to his Journey Home episode, and more.
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.
A recent guest, "Philo Theism", recommended that I interview Graham Oppy, so I reached out by email. I was delighted that he was willing to be my guest. We discussed his worldview and locked horns over the issue of free-will. It was a fun chat.
This episode of Meta explains how I went from Hard Solipsism to Monotheism in a heartbeat back in 2009. I was reading Descartes' "Discourse on Method" when the conversion happened. Basically, I said to myself, either I'm God or God is God, so if God is not God then I am God. But I know that I am not God, and that God is God because if I am wrong then I am also not wrong, since if I am wrong when I say that I am not God then I am God and God cannot be wrong. Therefore I know that I am not...
When a Catholic friend told me about the controversy over the Wright brother's "Hipster Nativity" set, I immediately reached out to see if I could get their side of the story. Corey was nice enough to reply, and agreed to do a short interview.
I met "Philo Theism" when he commented on my Atheist Experience episode (Catholic vs. Atheist - 2017-05-28 - Matt Dillahunty.) He is a bright young man and he has recently discovered the depth and wisdom of the "ancients" of western philosophy. I really enjoyed our chat.
This episode of Meta explains my Decalogue Rosary method, and gives a few brief examples of how to do an examination of conscience based on the Ten Commandments combined with the Twenty Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary. There are 200 meditations in a full Rosary, but I limit my discussion to 10 meditations, for the sake of time.