My Interview with Thom Hartmann

As you know if you follow me on Twitter, last night I was on TV, being interviewed by Thom Hartmann for his show The Big Picture. I had a short segment discussing my latest AlterNet column on harassment of church-state plaintiffs.

Watch it below:

My appearance is at around 45 minutes into the show. If you’d like to skip directly to it, you can use this link.

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  • Hemant Mehta

    Nice job! :)

  • Russell Wain Glasser

    Good job with that.

    I used to listen to Thom Hartmann regularly, and have heard him get pissy a few times with atheists. He tends to lean towards that notion that “science without religion is blind” and promote that a squishy liberal spirituality is important to being a good person. It’s a tough line to walk when — as in this interview — he’s being a sympathetic interviewer but also using his platform to talk up the Bible as the source of nice things. I’d have been slightly tempted to respond with “Yeah, but Jesus also promoted eternal punishment for finite crimes, so there’s that.”

    But, however tempting, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have done it. Your approach was good; in this case, maintaining his good graces was the better reaction.

  • Adam Lee

    Thanks! Hopefully I did well for my first time. :)

  • Adam Lee

    If it had been a longer interview, I probably would have gotten into that. I’ve heard that he holds some type of pantheistic liberal spirituality, as you said. With only a few minutes of airtime, I think it was better to go after the fundies.

  • Joe Barron

    The verse after the one Thom quotes about shaking the dust off your feet (Matt. 10:14-15) goes like this: “Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and
    Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.” I’ve read the Bible, too, and it surprises me he would quote that verse as an example of Jesus’ tolerance. Good job, though Adam.