The Dialogue

A Catholic (Tim Haines), an Atheist (Cal Kane), a Dialogue.  The Dialogue shows how a Catholic and a classical Atheist can have a civilized conversation, even in areas where they disagree—and boy do they disagree!  The Dialogue features discussions on secular news topics, science, and social issues, as well as conversations about issues where Tim and Cal take opposing sides, soft debate, and sometimes not-so-soft debate.

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Chemical Attacks in Syria – The Dialogue #73

Discussing the chemical attacks in Syria, and America’s response. Also talking about the latest terror attack in Sweden. And a high school student getting into Stamford after writing "#BlackLivesMatter" 100 times on his application.
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Morality – The Dialogue Ep. 15

Discussing morality from top to bottom. Can an atheist be moral without God? Are animals moral, and does morality just come from nature? What makes a thing moral, and how can we know that it's right or wrong?
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Free Will — The Dialogue Ep. 18

Do we really have free will, or is it all just an illusion, and actually all of our choices are pre-determined for us? The Catholic and the Atheist differ on this one, 100%. But who has the superior argument? You decide.
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“Minds on Rewind” — The Dialogue Ep. 35

Even an Atheist can change his thinking, even if he can't change his mind. We revisit a couple of early episodes to square off on some old feuds, as Cal refutes an old argument of his own, regarding morality, and Tim brings peace to a "tornado".
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Islam Strikes, Reason Submits — The Dialogue Ep. 42

The heat just keeps on coming, as we discuss the recent martyrdom/murder of a French priest at the hands of Islamist animals. This takes us into a conversation about similar threats in the UK, race issues, and relevant BASIC common sense
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The Dialogue Ep. 31 – “Exceptionalism of Man”

Is mankind exceptional in creation, or are we just really smart animals, special in some ways, but inferior in many others? In discussing the question, we also get into Artificial Intelligence and the image of God, inherent in the human person.
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Blasphemy, or Stupidity? — The Dialogue #76

Stephen Fry is being investigated and accused of violating blasphemy laws for statements made in an old interview on Irish Television. But can what he said be classified as blasphemy or can it more accurately be characterized as pure stupidity? Fry's idea of "God" is typically distorted, and we will be debating over the substance of his words.
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Syrian Refugee Crisis —The Dialogue Ep. 17

Starting with a few words about the September 11th attacks, we get into the crisis of Syrian Refugees, what it means on a human level, and why moral cowardice is behind the crisis. A rare show where the Atheist and the Catholic form a united front
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Feminism Myth Busting – The Dialogue #53

For our first Myth Busting epsiode, we’ll be talking about Feminism, the pay gap (pay inequality). We also bust the myth that feminism is...
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Is Christianity a Force for Good? — The Dialogue Ep. 23

In this “official” live debate, Tim and Cal take off the gloves and hit hard. Is Christianity a force for good, or is it the opiate of the masses? Is it a moral authority, or the “bloodiest religion on earth”?