Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My NPR Interview on Faith v. Atheism

I think this interview worked out well. So much BS is on the web about what I'm supposed to believe these days or am saying -- written by people from all over the ideological/religious map. At least here I get to say what I think. Pass this on if you know anyone who might be interested. Here's the link, and below is how NPR describes the interview.

LINK

http://www.wbez.org/content.aspx?audioID=38958


Thanks,

Frank


PS Merry Christmas!

Atheism and Christian Fundamentalism Miss the Mark on Faith


When it comes to the role of religion in the public square, there's a big argument over what's too much and what's not enough. The so-called “New Atheist” thinkers like Christopher Hitchens believe religion is more than just a policy hindrance, it’s a danger to civilization itself. Others, like Evangelical Christian leader Rick Warren, say we need more faith in the public square and thinks atheism and secularism are the world’s big dangers.

Frank Schaeffer believes both sides of the argument miss the mark. Schaeffer is author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back. He’s also a novelist and contributor to The Huffington Post. Frank's new book is called, Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism).





http://www.wbez.org/content.aspx?audioID=38958

1 comment:

Brad Evans said...

I think religion is boring. I don't like being told what to do by anyone; I don't do it to anyone and so don't expect anyone to tell me what to do.
I think basing one's life on texts hundreds, thousands, of years old is problematic. I don't like having to pay people to preach to me, sing songs or gather together early on Sundays.