1535: Atheism Meets Theism: A Respectful Conversation – Randy Bell and Allan Mount
January 20, 2022
After two amazing episodes exploring Randy Bell’s journey from Mormonism to Progressive Christianity, we invited the host of Marriage on a Tightrope podcast and outspoken atheist Allan Mount on for a respectful discussion about epistemology, anti-theism, death, and much more!
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00:00:00 Introductions and review of Parts 1 and 2 00:10:06 Why Allan identifies as atheist 00:17:27 The difference between “atheism” and “anti-theism” 00:27:29 The limits of literalism/Allan and Randy model respectful dialogue 00:43:15 Is there any meaningful distinction between “god” vs. “nature” as Ultimate Creative Force 00:56:40 Do religious explanations increase our understanding of the world or prevent us from acting on scientific explanations? 01:18:04 An interventionist God and the problem of evil 01:36:23 Theistic and atheistic approaches to death and an afterlife 01:52:11 How to come to consensus 02:31:59 Closing Remarks