Talk Heathen 06.12 03-20-2022 with Kenneth Leonard and Secular Rarity

Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Kenneth Leonard is joined by Secular Rarity. Should be a good show, thanks for joining us today!Let’s get to calls! Laura in the UK would love to know a couple arguments against a Deistic God and how she can better approach this conundrum. How do you formulate these arguments about a God that abandons their creation? Questioning this epistemology by way of investigating would be a good first step.No Contradictions in Canada is up next, he claims the word of God doesn’t have contradictions, especially and specifically written in the Bible. Then goes on to say that the reporting of God’s Word is rife with errors due to human error. How do we know what is “written by God” and what is reported by people? (Spoiler alert, the Bible is full of contradictions and written by people.) Interesting goalpost move there… If there are contingencies for the written word of God in scripture, adding more after the fact isn’t logical.Jeff in Ohio is wanting to defend that the Bible doesn’t have contradictions and instead is the written down word of the human condition. He seems to cling more to the literary alliteration versus the literal “truth” of it. Interesting, if everything points to the human condition, then how best do we find meaning or truth, the definition of reality and our place in it. Reality is what it is and that’s what matters, says Kenneth. Truth is what is consistent with reality and reality is what it is. Good points Kenneth.Ozzie in the UK is asking how to approach or open up to religious family members in the US and how to deal with being among the religious as an Atheist. Great question Ozzie, Secular Rarity has a great way to talk about it. Yay Atheist Day on March 23rd!Ruth in California is calling in wanting to talk about Atheists and Theists getting married, dogs and cats living together... MASS HYSTERIA! Kidding, she talks about how her parents married and one is an atheist and one is a theist. She wanted to really emphasize that people with opposite views can live together peacefully. Great point Ruth! We definitely agree!That’s our show for this week, please continue to be safe in your area, wear your mask, and please please PLEASE get vaccinated if you can. The world is better with you in it. See you next week!

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