Thursday, February 3, 2011

Myself and Alister McGrath on radio


I am on Premier Christian Radio this coming Saturday 2.30pm talking with Prof. Alister McGrath about his new book on the "New Atheism". His book is called "Why God Won't Go Away: Engaging With The New Atheism". Justin Brierley presents. Very interesting discussion. It will also be available as a podcast. I'll make links available.

It's the "Unbelievable" programme.

PS Direct link to the podcast is now here. Also on itunes as a download - search "brierley unbelievable" for the page. The entry is "Unbelievable? 5th Feb - Alister McGrath and Stephen Law".

7 comments:

iHumanist said...

Thanks for that heads up Stephen, look forward to the podcast.

Steve Wade said...

Interesting show. I thought you sounded more sincere than Alistair McGrath. He seemed to be employing debating tactics throughout - claiming to respect Dawkins but then sneaking in a few unpleasant snide remarks and so on. He misrepresented Sam Harris's position on torture. I think if you bring something up like that you are obliged to explain the context.

The Atheist Missionary said...

Thanks for participating in that discussion. Harris explains his position of torture here:

The End of Faith should be a part of any freethinker's library. Copy enroute to you now. If another listener has already sent you a copy, I'm sure you'll find a good home for it.

banksie said...

Hey Mr. Atheist Missionary sir - could you please send me a copy of 'The Christian Delusion'by John Loftus? I'm desperate to read it and have been for quite some time. Unfortunately i'm flat broke. Hard times = no new reading books. Thanks in advance :)

(cheeky, i know, but worth a shot!)

Stephen Law said...

Well Thanks!

The Atheist Missionary said...

The hyperlink didn't work on my last comment. In any event, here is the url: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-harris/in-defense-of-torture_b_8993.html

bob said...

Not quite as interesting as I thought it might be. Some discussion of the New Atheism, but little of why belief in God won't go away - some reference on either side to people like Scott Atran(he has a lot to say about the New Atheists) and Pascal Boyer would have been interesting. That and the fact of McGrath himself, who called himself a social liberal, but always seems to be linked to christian fundamentalist groups, e.g. Ravi Zacharias. Maybe he is a social liberal.