Always great when two atheists I like get together to talk. Genevieve makes a few good comments but stays quiet for a lot. It’s a call in show format, so some time wasted just patting each other on the back, but overall worth your time. McGowan has started the “Only Sky” media channel, that is filling a gap of good journalism with a purely secular basis.
At 25 minutes, Dale mentions a guy named Michel de Montaigne, in a discussion about death. Warnock, if you don’t know, was diagnosed with ALS 4 years ago, and has been talking about facing death from an ex-evangelical perspective.
At 45 minutes, the question of the value of progressive Christians comes up. Dale sees them as “teammates” in the fight for modern values. He puts their values above his problems with their beliefs.
1hr and 25 min, Dale gives a great tip for dealing with fake news. If the source of the news stands to lose something, like status in the eyes of its readers, then they are more likely to tell the truth. As opposed to a fake news outlet that gains by saying something outrageous and emotionally charged.
They all agree at the end that secularists often make the big mistake of believing they are the rational actors in the world. First, it’s just not true. Second, it ignores the feelings of others. I hear liberals stating this explicitly, that they don’t care about the feelings of a guy in West Virginia working in a coal mine.
The values these three express are ones I try to promote here at CFI.