This week, we discuss the explanatory role of religion, and how one doesn’t need to give up those focuses when giving up faith in god - morality, focus on purpose and meaning. Also, why religion should be on the chopping block for public discussion, mainly in relation to the recent election (Romney and his Mormonism). We dive into the death penalty, and talk about Issei Sagawa, the Japanese cannibal that lives free (due to legal loopholes). Lastly, Michael mentions that atheism doesn’t mean very much, and will require us to branch into related fields (metaphysics, psychology, humanism, politics, and more). Send us your questions!
Segments: Ongoing Segment on Social Media - from Reddit: Why Obama’s defeat of ‘God’s will’ exposes the hypocrisy of many people’s beliefs. From twitter: @GrandOP likes to claim that atheists don’t understand how our country works.
Episode 5 - “God Wills Obama”
Hosts: William Garrison and Michael Aune
Film Date: 11/12/2012
YouTube Link to Debate we Mention: IQ Squared (Hitchens and Fry)