Religion, Politics, and Rex MurphyIan | 2 March, 2013 | 23:18
Tomorrow, the Canadian polysyllabic pontificator Rex Murphy will be in Vancouver recording a live episode of Cross Country Checkup on religion in public life..
The Checkup is a long-time Canadian radio talk show, designed to spark dialogue across the country.
To arrange my thoughts for the discussion, I sat down for a Google+ Hangout with Mavaddat and discussed some of the issues that might come up. You can watch the discussion below the fold.
In the video, I referenced Murphy’s article about Hitchens and Dawkins, “Bluster masquerading as reason.”
I also discussed briefly Professor Edward Slingerland’s Vancouver Institute talk from this evening, “Do we really live in a secular age?” I ended up not making it to this lecture, so I don’t have the answer for you. I will try to make next week’s lecture from Marci McDonald, author of The Armageddon Factor.
I hope to do more of these discussions, since they’re fascinating and a good, quick way to flesh out ideas. Let me know if you’re interested and we can schedule a time.
I look forward to your feedback.