An atheist and a minister discuss the life of Jesus in a new podcast. Here’s how it happened.
About the Author
I grew up in a typical non-denominational Christian home in Illinois and now live in Philadelphia with my three-legged puggle, Darwin. Around my mid-teens, for innumerable reasons, I began to question many of the things that I had taken for granted, including “God.” I soon became interested in philosophy and religion and went on to graduate from Bradley University with a B.S.in Philosophy and Religious Studies. Currently I’m a co-host for a new podcast (“Hinge”) that’s in development about an atheist (me!) and a pastor exploring the life and teachings of the historical figure, Jesus of Nazareth. I also regularly participate in debates about, and give lectures on, issues pertaining to moral philosophy and the philosophy of religion.
Recently, Ricky Gervais appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Colbert, a Catholic, presses Gervais, an atheist, on issues pertaining to science, atheism and faith.
It’s not without difficulty that one decides how to start a paper on the problem of evil.
Does atheism entail moral nihilism? Regardless, does God really provide a sound foundation for objective moral values? This and more.
The problem of evil is considered by many to be one of the most powerful arguments against the existence of God. Though the theological responses vary considerably, one in particular recently caught my eye.