Episode 28: Atheism, Christianity, and History with Eric Chabot

08 Apr

We are joined once again by Christian apologist Eric Chabot, this time to talk about Atheism, Christianity, and History. Did we stick to those topics? Barely.

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Eric is the director of the Ohio State University branch of Ratio Christi, a Christian apologetics student group, and has been teaching about Jesus, Christianity, and Old Testament prophecy since the beginning of time.

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5 responses to “Episode 28: Atheism, Christianity, and History with Eric Chabot

  1. Dylan

    April 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Great episode guys, you were a lot more polite then I could have been when talking to Christian Eric.

    Side note, I nearly lost it when he said “jee-noh-me”.

    • nontheology

      April 9, 2013 at 12:28 am

      Well I like Christian Eric (I was a semi-regular member of Ratio Christi while I was in college), and although I don’t agree with many of his conclusions, I’m always happy to have the kind of conversation we did. Meanwhile, I think Heathen Erik was too tired from all the Jesus wrestling to get too contentious.

  2. Doug T

    April 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Like Dylan said, you guys were way more polite than I could have been.

    The hypocrisy of Christian Eric, stating that Mormonism doesn’t have the facts to back it, but for some historical claims, mainstream Christianity has enough historical claims to justify belief. NEWS FLASH: We actually have writings from, and contemporary writings from others about Joseph Smith. Whereas Jesus’ very existence has no concrete evidence. Joseph Smith was REAL. Jesus, at best, maybe.

    I do think this episode was a good example of Christian “Special Pleading”. I’m left to continue as a former mormon and atheist.

  3. thompjs

    September 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Specified Complexity is not a scientific term, no serious biologists are studying that idea.

    We know how DNA chains get expanded over time.

    The stories in the New and especially the Old Testament are know NOT to have happened.
    You shouldn’t guys like that blather on like that.

    • nontheology

      October 1, 2013 at 1:26 am

      Haha, valid points! You might be painting the bible stories with an unnecessarily broad brush, but I would guess that you are overwhelmingly right.

      Maybe this is a reflection on Christians, or maybe it’s simply a reflection on my exposure to Christians, but Eric is among one of the more intelligent Christians I have had the pleasure of interacting with. I think he’s wrong on a lot of fronts, but I invited him on to have some fun conversation, without much expectation that we would agree.


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