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Podcast #38: Police Brutality, Jesus’ Identity, and Faith vs. Science
In this episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors, Jason and Christian discuss the various forms of police brutality that have been making headlines of late (yeah, yeah, we know: Not all cops are bad cops. But the way things are going, the po-po’s gotta earn the benefit of the doubt rather than being given it). We then discuss C.S. Lewis’s argument that Christ is either “a liar, a lunatic, or Lord,” and even listen to Bono’s version of the trilemma, and yet Christian still manages to harden his heart and resist the holy and inspired Word of Bono. And God. We take a listener call about the relation of faith to science and, much to Christian’s annoyance, Jason takes a completely reasonable and intellectually respectable position that refuses to see any rift between the two. Another voicemail seeks to determine the reason why all believers are self-serving assholes (because that’s not a contestable premise *at all*), to which Jason’s reply is essentially “I know you are, but what am I?” Christian’s bieber involves rude drivers, while Jason is biebered by Apple’s braggadocio. Also, if Tom Hanks becomes a serial rapist it’s seriously going to be a huge pain in the butt for us.
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