For those who didn’t get to see or hear Rex Murphy live at Regent College on the University of BC Vancouver campus, the podcast is now available. Listen to Rex and his three guests discuss the topic, Does Religion Have a Place in Public Life?
You will hear Mavaddat Javid from CFI Vancouver and Ian Bushfield from BC Humanists speak to provide an atheist, humanist, secular point of view. Their voices were so necessary because I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Murphy say that churches are the pronouncers on morality and call the Catholic Church one of the good ones. Former senator and practicing Anglican Pat Carney was in the audience and took the opportunity to ask the panelists a question and admit that she doesn’t know how to get along with atheists. You will hear Richard Dawkins attacked and misquoted, and you will have to put up with Rex Murphy alternate between funny and offensive. One listener, @frasercole, tweeted that the show was
The most offensive [CBC] Rex Murphy show I’ve tuned into in a long time. Rampant anti-athiest garbage goes unquestioned on his show.
Was the question, “Does Religion Have a Place in Public Life?” adequately answered? Listen to the show and judge for yourself.
Thank you to Ian Bushfield @ibushfield @BCHumanist and Mavaddat Javid @mavaddat for tweeting during the live broadcast . Your tweets contributed to the content of this post.