Thinking Religion: Mystical Aphorisms of a Fortune Cookie (or The Next Marriage Equality Battles)

Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson attempt to bring some thoughtfulness to the topic of religion again this week with discussions of being a true Christian American, what the 10 Commandments mean to our country, rainbows, and the incredible Supreme Court rulings this week.

This Week’s Topics

  • The plural of anecdote is not data
  • Who is a true American according to evangelicals?
  • Michael Curry as the presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church
  • Are the ten commandments fundamental to the Western tradition of law
  • Eddie Izzard’s 10 Commandments
  • Reliability of early manuscripts
  • Appian Way and Christian Catacombs
  • Genesis 19:5 and the F Word
  • It was a “bow,” not a “rain”bow
  • Mystical aphorisms of a fortune cookie
  • When can you appeal to a religious belief in a job?
  • Hope for our future through the eyes of a 7 year old standing where MLK stood 50 years before

Show Notes

Religion In The News

Ancient Religion

Thought Piece

 

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