I recently stumbled across this video on my friend Mike’s blog. I pushed play and then said “oh crap” when I realized it was like 9 hours long. But I was just surfing the web and doing some email while it was playing on in the background. Before I knew it I was pretty engrossed and by the end I would say that it was probably the most interesting speech/dialogue/presentation that I have seen or heard in years.
I would label the content as Why people can not deny exclusive claims to truth and why Christians are to blame. I think the most interesting is the part of why Christians are to blame.
I don’t want to take the time to post my thoughts here but I do want to share it with you here. The talk itself is about 40 minutes long and then it goes to Q & A. I have not listened to the Q & A. I would suggest playing it in the background and then going about your business.
If you absolutely do not have the time, here are my highlights. (With youtube now you can drag the playbar to wherever you want even before it loads!!)
4:15 – Beginning
8:10 – 9:38 “Now that we all agree that religion is a big problem”
30:55 – 33:24 “What you need, is people with an exclusive truth claim that humbles them”
37:46 – 40:40 The Moral Performance Narrative vs. The Grace Narrative
40:40 – 43:00 You know what the problem with the world is?…..Fundamentalists!
43:40 – END