Pearced Off! More Skepticule Counter-Apologetics Segments Out

Pearced Off! More Skepticule Counter-Apologetics Segments Out April 10, 2014

I, as you may well know, contribute to the Skepticule podcast by recording a counter-apologetics segment for them, Pearced Off. My segment is always followed by an interesting discussion of ideas brought up by the ‘panel’ of Pauls.

Here are the latest offerings, with the times at which I speak:

Skepticule 58 – Why I am against Burkhas. 55.30

Skepticule 59 – The shrinking explanatory power of God. 56.30

Skepticule 60 – Rebecca Ferguson and the incoherence of intercessory prayer. 1.10.20

Skepticule 62 – The Thinker’s Evolutionary Argument Against God. 58.25

Skepticule 63 – Islam vs Christianity – the difference of approach and where are they going next? 1.00.00


These follow on from previous ones:

Skepticule 53 – Heaven not being moral justification, just mere compensation. 1:04:40

Skepticule 55 – God cannot know he is omniscient and cannot act contrary to his own predictions. 56:25

Skepticule 56 – Why I am rationally Islamaphobic. 24:15

Skepticule 57 – (Ordinary) morality implies atheism. 23:05

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  • Void Walker

    Jonathan, I’ve never asked you: were you ever a religious individual?

    • I was nominally Christian. I was confirmed and used to pray and wore a cross as a teenager. but my understanding of Christianity was so naïve and shoddy. it was only a greater sense of anthology that I started when I started out in philosophy and anthology that I started properly understanding Christianity and its doctrines. it makes me realise that most Christians (in the uk) just don’t understand how it works: the atonement, the trinity, the history of the OT etc.
      Doesn’t help that things like the trinity are philosophically impossible.
      It really helps when you live in a family which is nominal at best and thus allows you to find tour own way. I just realised one day, I think through the POE, that it was just a bit too implausible.
      I then Travelex around the world, from having also lived around it, and saw religious pluralism and inequality and poverty on mass scales. God seemed remote and rather unhelpful, as a concept and entity.

      • Void Walker

        Interesting. I was raised an evangelical fundamentalist. I was also a YEC. So basically, I was in line with the mighty Ken Ham.

        For me, science really sealed the coffin of my faith. I still have no clue how ANY Christian can reconcile evolution with a “loving” deity. The mental gymnastics at play are truly staggering.