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16 Jan Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 1 comment

Discovering Religion: Episode 24 – Evolution of Morality & Survival of the Fittest

Discovering Religion: Episode 24 – Evolution of Morality & Survival of the Fittest

Among the proponents of a naturalistic origin of morality it is commonly argued that the perception of right and wrong is solely derived from evolution, with little to no influence from logic or reason. Through the study evolution we have come to understand the phrase “survival of the fittest” does not merely refer to “survival […]

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13 Nov Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 2 comments

The Scientific Basis of Morality (Ep 23 Follow Up)

The Scientific Basis of Morality (Ep 23 Follow Up)

  In the comments section of episode 23 there were several objections to my proposed “logic of secular morality”. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to explain in detail exactly how human life has objective value, the scientific basis of secular morality, and the reason we “ought to” preserve and follow this objective […]

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25 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 2 comments

Discovering Religion: Episode 23 – Secular Morality – Primal vs. Refined

Discovering Religion: Episode 23 – Secular Morality – Primal vs. Refined

Critics of secular morality state that under this code of conduct there is no way for someone to claim one action is better than another. For instance, a secular humanist might claim everyone has the right to individual autonomy and the preservation of well-being, and any violation of these rights must be considered immoral. Therefore, […]

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01 Nov Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 1 comment

Episode 22: Moral Absolutes and The Motivation to be Moral

Episode 22: Moral Absolutes and The Motivation to be Moral

  Ep 22 Pt 1: Ep 22 Pt 2: PART 1: Although the concept of ultimate accountability appears to result in the loss of free will, many monotheists argue that a lack of belief in one’s accountability to God and a rejection of moral absolutes is what drives non-believers to indulge in sinful behavior, under […]

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27 Sep Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 21: Ultimate Accountability and The Loss of Free Will

Episode 21: Ultimate Accountability and The Loss of Free Will

Episode 21: Ultimate Accountability and The Loss of Free Will According to the monotheistic traditions, the concept of right and wrong extends all the way back to the beginning of time, when God bestowed Free Will upon the first man and woman. By providing us with the ability to make decisions according to our own […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | 2 comments

Episode 20: Secular vs. Biblical Morality

Episode 20: Secular vs. Biblical Morality

Discovering Religion: Ep 20 – Secular vs. Biblical Morality Morality refers to a particular “system of values” and “principles of conduct” that tell us whether an action is right or wrong. But how do we determine what the terms “right” and “wrong” even mean? The answer to this question is a major point of contention […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 19: If America Became a Christian Nation (Part 3)

Episode 19: If America Became a Christian Nation (Part 3)

Discovering Religion: Ep 19 – If America Became a Christian Nation (3 of 3) It appears both the Bible and Koran are very preoccupied with the sexual actives of it followers. The Koran even forbids unmarried men and women from engaging in sex intercourse, a crime punishable with up to 100 lashes. “The woman and […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 19: If America Became a Christian Nation (Part 2)

Episode 19: If America Became a Christian Nation (Part 2)

Discovering Religion: Ep 19 – If America Became a Christian Nation (2 of 3) In the United States the Death Penalty is usually sought for the most heinous of crimes, such as the murder of another human being. In contrast, the Bible doles out the Death Penalty for a myriad of trivial circumstances that our […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 19: If America Became a Christian Nation (Part 1)

Episode 19: If America Became a Christian Nation (Part 1)

Discovering Religion: Ep 19 – If America Became a Christian Nation (1 of 3) Imagine what would happen if Sarah Palin’s claim were true — that America is “such a great and exceptional nation because we do base our laws, our values, on the god of the Bible the old and the new Testament.” However, […]

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18 Jul Posted by in Eps/Transcripts | Comments

Episode 18: God’s Law vs. Christ’s Grace

Episode 18: God’s Law vs. Christ’s Grace

Discovering Religion: Episode 18 – God’s Law vs. Christ’s Grace When asked to describe the basis of morality, most Christians will initially default to the Ten Commandments, given to Moses directly from God. However, upon further investigation one will discover a vast majority of Christians “cherry pick” from God’s other commands found throughout the many […]

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