1 hr 28 min

Whose God Is It Anyway‪?‬ Flipping The Narrative

    • Society & Culture

A particularly Philippine claim to fame is that our country is the bastion of Christianity in Asia. Indeed, over 86% of the population is Roman Catholic, and evangelical Christianity is on the rise. So is, for better or worse, atheism, and its close cousins, humanism and agnosticism. Which begs the question: how fundamental to Filipino identity is the belief in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, not to mention the Virgin Mary and all the saints in heaven? And what of the forgotten but no less Filipino minority, the Muslims in Mindanao? Can atheists and believers co-exist without one wanting the save the other, be it from the fires of hell, or the chokehold of irrational faith and manmade guilt? Our guest flippers, Fr. Arnold Eramiz, a Catholic priest in the Agustinian and Ignatian traditions, and Red Tani, co-president of Filipino Freethinkers, a society committed to reason, science and secularism in the Philippines, duke it out in the most civilized way. God only knows who won this round :)

A particularly Philippine claim to fame is that our country is the bastion of Christianity in Asia. Indeed, over 86% of the population is Roman Catholic, and evangelical Christianity is on the rise. So is, for better or worse, atheism, and its close cousins, humanism and agnosticism. Which begs the question: how fundamental to Filipino identity is the belief in God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, not to mention the Virgin Mary and all the saints in heaven? And what of the forgotten but no less Filipino minority, the Muslims in Mindanao? Can atheists and believers co-exist without one wanting the save the other, be it from the fires of hell, or the chokehold of irrational faith and manmade guilt? Our guest flippers, Fr. Arnold Eramiz, a Catholic priest in the Agustinian and Ignatian traditions, and Red Tani, co-president of Filipino Freethinkers, a society committed to reason, science and secularism in the Philippines, duke it out in the most civilized way. God only knows who won this round :)

1 hr 28 min

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