Bo is available for radio and TV interviews, podcasts, speaking engagements, and debates. The following is a suggested list of topics, although not comprehensive.
God exists, but far more likley as a concept than a being.
Certainly. In fact, without the idea of divine meaning, we are free to give our lives our own meaning.
Tuning implies a “tuner”. Something that must be tuned must also have been out of tune (imperfect) to start with. The initial laws and conditions of the universe are not bound to any laws, and therefore work because they are, not because they are tuned.
No, they don’t. Morality is a human-created concept that changes over time and different among cultures. The ideas of “right”, “wrong”, “good” and “evil” are nothing more than subjective ideas that exist only in our minds.
While nobody can say for sure they don’t, it is extremely unlikely that they do, or ever did. It is easy to demonstrate the psychology behind miracles as well as debunk claims today.
Virtually all people, religious and non, accept that we have some type of freewill. The fact is, we are much more bound to determinism than most people think.
Belief is many deterministic factors that are outside out control. So if we are not completely free to believe just on the basis of desire, the idea of salvation based on belief is flawed.
Faith, or believing in something with no evidence, is dangerous in many ways.
Spirituality does not mean believing in another world filled with beings and creatures; it is about having control over your emotions and inner happiness.
Our modern-day concepts of Heaven and Hell are so mythologized, that they are very little like the afterlife portrayed in the Bible. But even the Biblical afterlife ideas are widely varied and based on ancient beliefs. If such places do exist, we have absolutely no idea what they are like.
Study after study, prayer has been shown to have mixed results -- just like one would expect from any factor that had no effect on the outcome. Prayer has its benefits, but they have nothing to do with the divine.
Not at all. Most Christian’s idea of God is the “Gentle Jesus” of the New Testament, and remain (deliberately) ignorant of the Vengeful God of the Old Testament, as well at the Jesus who threatens eternal torture and suffering.
We, as a species, do not need God. But many people do need the idea of God.
No, we can’t. The Bible is far from a historical and scientific textbook.
Much of what Christianity is based on is believed by many, to be historical fact. Christianity is really based on theologized stories with little, or no historical, factual, or scientific basis.
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