Ayn Rand on the Pursuit of Happiness
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Ayn Rand on the Pursuit of Happiness

You mention in your book, the latest one on the philosophy for the New Intellectual, that our Founding Fathers talked about the right of the pursuit of happiness. Do you think this is really important? I don’t know what else could be any more important, if you attach exact meaning …

How Can we Know if the Core Theology Taught in the Modern Church was Passed Down from Jesus?
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How Can we Know if the Core Theology Taught in the Modern Church was Passed Down from Jesus?

how do we know that the core theology, the beliefs that we’ve been taught in church actually came from Jesus down through the apostles, down to us accurately? Start either at the back or at the front. How would you, how would you describe this? Bock: Well, what we’re talking …

Does God Exist Beyond Human Language? kiwiconnexion.nz practical theology
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Does God Exist Beyond Human Language? kiwiconnexion.nz practical theology

One of the things I love about doing theology is how it sharpens the way words are used. Of course that makes it a very contestable and even disputed subject, though Karl Barth once called it the happy science. Here’s an example. Atheists are confronted with a problem when they …

Theology and Falsification
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Theology and Falsification

Look at this beautiful clearing we’ve discovered in the middle of the woods. Yes, it’s very pretty. And look at those flowers. Obviously this is actually a garden of some kind. There must be a gardener who tends to it. I’m not sure this is a garden. These flowers could …

Exploring Theology with Abhi and David kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Exploring Theology with Abhi and David kiwiconnexion practical theology

David: Hello everyone. Welcome along to Live On Air this Wednesday afternoon. With us is the Reverend Abhishek Solomon – Abhi, who is a Methodist Minister in the Auckland Synod. Abhi, you’ve been in ministry for a few years now. I wonder whether youcd like to tell us just a …

How Can Philosophy Aid Theology?
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How Can Philosophy Aid Theology?

Hi, I was present at your debate at NC State with Lawrence Krauss I’m pretty sure you’re familiar with the statement that philosophers are good nothing but naval gazing pretty much. As a theology student, could you give some explanations or some examples of how can I use my philosophy …

A Day of Reckoning – 3 – Sam Harris – Meditation Workshop
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A Day of Reckoning – 3 – Sam Harris – Meditation Workshop

okay well and now for something completely different so just to get a sense of who I’m talking to here how many of you have a meditation practice how many of you have never meditated okay interesting an unsolvable problem okay okay so I’m going to the meditation that I’m …

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Recovering From Religion

Since leaving the religion I was indoctrinated in, I realized it’s taken quite a bit of time recovering from it. from Deconverting to undoing the fear of Hell to losing relationships in my life simply because I’m no longer a Christian to not having support around me and feeling guilt …

How The Handmaid’s Tale Is The Christian Right’s Playbook
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How The Handmaid’s Tale Is The Christian Right’s Playbook

Is the U.S. headed for more seasons of Queer Eye, or will that be illegal Under His Eye? I’m Francesca Fiorentini, and in this episode, we’re talking about the growing Christian nationalist movement in the U.S. and how it’s tearing down the separation between church and state. This super-right-wing version …

Atheist Voicemails #23: From Friends to Foe: How Religion Got in the Way
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Atheist Voicemails #23: From Friends to Foe: How Religion Got in the Way

You have reached Atheist Republic voicemails. God may not be listening to you but the citizens of the Atheist Republic are. Leave us a voicemail at atheistrepublic.com for a chance to have your message broadcast to our followers worldwide. Send us your opinions, stories, advice, or concerns. Together, we’ll build …