Episode 44: Reason and Religion

Episode 44: Reason and Religion


This week we revisit comments from last week regarding the Trinity and NASA.  To review, the trinity came out of the First Council of Nicea where approx. 300 bishops from across the Empire gathered together to settle a few Christological disputes including the divinity of Christ. The theologians at the council came up with a singular creed on which they all (or at least mostly) agreed upon.

“We believe in We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father;”

The whole point of the Creed was to establish that Jesus was divine and not man. But the Church wanted him to be both. So the trinity was devised. A triune Godhead where the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were all God but not the same with each other. A nonsensical rationalization was devised which essentially painted themselves into a philosophical corner.

We also cover the recent Reason Rally in Washington DC. Though we, unfortunately, could not attend in person we did follow the media blitz which followed. This includes one ridiculous commenter from Fox News which describes the rally as “[a] rally for nothing in particular …[atheism] has become a kind of religion, a Church of Unbelief complete with a saint (Christopher Hitchens), a high priest (Richard Dawkins), and holy writ (anything Dawkins writes). And now, with the political nature of this rally, Dawkins is set to become the Pat Robertson of atheism.” We tackle this and other absurd stances this week so stay tuned!

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Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.

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