Episode 56: The “Atheist Agenda”

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Donna Harris is joined by Richelle McCullough, Robert Shindler, Greg Christensen, and Jeffrey Olsson to discuss the so-called “Atheist Agenda” and how it relates to what atheists actually want.

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One response

  1. The Analyst says:

    Few thoughts

    [*] The “I feel sorry for you”, “I’m worried because my son is an atheist”, “I’m going to try to convert you” and other pitying sentiments of moderate to conservative Christians is really quite explainable and makes a lot of sense in their worldview. They are convinced that disbelief in God is *intrinsically wrong* and will lead to *eternal damnation*. To get away from that, you really *have* to adopt a confrontational approach of challenging the more asinine beliefs.

    [*] The positive interactions with the Unitarian Universalists aren’t that surprising. It’s likely a third of their congregation are atheists practicing some religious humanism through going to the UU.

    As there page says

    “Q: What Do Unitarian Universalists Believe?

    A: The humourous answer is: Ask 12 UUs this question, get 12 answers. :0) But this is a good question, and deserving of a longer answer than this little article. A very short answer might be what we have on our Googlemaps page: “The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg is a vibrant, intentionally-inclusive community. We agree that wisdom and truth reside in aspects of many faiths.” There are some nice articles on our Beliefs page to get you started. Also, check out Wikipedia’s entry on Unitarianism.”


    [*] The Buddhist person aghast at atheism really seems odd. Mahayana Buddhism, from my understanding, *is atheistic*.