The conservatives complain about godlessness, reactionaries think god punishes America for its godlessness, progressives think that America is too religious. But, wherever one might be on the spectrum, they each are unhappy about how religion manifests itself in America.
Today, we have Justin Clark from Red Reviews Podcast here to talk about the history of Atheism, secularism and other types of godlessness in America. He also talks about the cult of Reason and all the other problems associated with the Godless.
5:46 - Who is Robert Ingersoll?
10:04 - Eugene Debs relationship with Robert Ingersoll
12:40 - How Robert Ingersoll Helped Eugene Debs in the Pullman Strike
13:00 - Robert Ingersoll’s Politics
20:00 - Justin’s Critique of the Secular Movement
23:31 - Atheism’s Golden Age from 2004-2016
26:00 - Why Esha thinks New Atheism always represented racism
28:00 - Sam Harris’s Golden Girls’ Trust Fund
30:00 - The Good and Bad of Christopher Hitchens
35:00 - Justin on Why he left the Cult of Reason
40:42 - Biological Determinism and its connection to Cult of Reason
42:00 - The Bell Curve as an Example of Biological Determinism
47:00 - Bell Curve and its affect on Policy during the Clinton Years
48:00 - The Cult of Stefan Molyneux
51:52 - Beware of Scientism
53:00 - Skeptical Inquirer Pedaling Overpopulation Myths
59:00 - Skeptics not so skeptical of National Security Narratives
1:07:00 - Verifying Historical Narratives using Primary Sources
1:17:00 - Changing Narratives and Peppery Dishes by Trotsky
1:19:00 - Lew Wallace, the author of Ben Hur and his fiction about Robert Ingersoll
1:28:00 - Seven Years in Tibet and the convenient lie
1:35:00 - Justin’s next project regarding Eugene Debs and the Soviet Union