Religion, Politics, and Rex Murphy

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.

One thought on “Religion, Politics, and Rex Murphy

  1. hi Ian…I hate to say this but judging from his National Post column on Saturday, Murphy will no doubt turn this discussion into a discussion of the Bill Whatcott Supreme Court ruling. So if you want to properly prepare I’m afraid you are going to have to read up or watch on what Ezra Levant had to say about that. Because him and Rex are on the same wavelength.
    Sorry and good luck …. ;)

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