How much of the Bible should be accepted as literal? In unison, good and decent Christians respond, "All of it!" In this episode, we add an hour's worth of disclaimers, qualifiers, and other colorful ways to conclude that many parts of Scripture were likely never meant to be taken at face value. Please send all rebuke-mail to email@example.com.
In a world you think you understand, there exists a feat of logical acrobatics powerful enough to turn good to bad and bad to good with no more effort required than executing a complete polarity reversal on your moral compass. Beware, faithful listener, for all is not as it seems . . . or is it?
Secular Boris offers up his less-than-stellar review of a recent presentation by The Case for Christ author, Lee Strobel. Mix in a pinch of miracles and a dash of magic, and we've got one heck of a show on our hands!
We're still trying to salvage the definition of "faith" this week. But fear not! This one is not total rehash of the last installment. It turns into a variety show of sorts at about the half-way point. Next time, we'll be getting Boris's take on our recent field trip to hear Lee Strobel speak.
We discuss a YouTube video posted by a feller who's figured out why God is proud of those who don't believe He exists. You'll want to check it out here before listening to this episode.
Closing music bed credits: "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (The B.I.B.L.E.)" by Genius/Gza (c) 1995 Altered Ego/Geffen
Secular Boris shakes things up a bit by selecting a verse from the NEW Testament this week. Dave gives it a reading in his best pulpit voice, then we try to answer the question: "Was Jesus calling upon his followers to slay people before Him for even the slightest of transgressions?"
Closing music bed credits: "Curl Up and Die" by Relient K (c) 2008 Gotee
As we inch closer to our 100th action-packed answer to the most challenging Christian quandaries, we pause to finally address the most important question of all: "Why the heck are we doing this?"
Closing music bed credits: "Just Let Me Know" by The Ocean Blue (c) 1989 Warner Bros.
Are Christians the ultimate relativists? Are we taking the most abrasive parts of the Old Testament and massaging them into something more palatable by today's cultural norms? If so, secular Boris is on a mission to call us out on the offense.
Closing music bed credits: "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon (c) 1999 BMG/Sony Music