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.


God in the Classroom? The Dialogue #69

This turned out to be a really heated conversation! Should God and religion ever be discussed in a secular classroom? If so, should atheism also get a platform? Should both be out?

Freedom From Speech? – The Dialogue #68

Does the Western World care about freedom of speech anymore? When you look at the latest explosion of news regarding Milo Yiannopoulos, it's hard to say. We'll be talking about Milo's recent [major] hiccup, but will expand the topic by discussing how we regard, and deal with freedom of speech in a civilization that seems to want to be free from speech it doesn't like. We'll cover the secular media, podcasters, news reporting, and consumption of news (readers, viewers, audiences)

Hedonism and Hell-Raising – The Dialogue #67

After talking about morality vs. hedonism, we get into discussing the woman's march, and why hysterical liberal women fail to represent real women. Also...

Free Will: Round 2! – The Dialogue #66

Do human beings really have free will, or are we restricted by determinism? Are we slaves, or masters of our fate and destiny?

Socials Smackdown #5 – Morality, Godlessness, Consequences

Is there an eternal consequence for those who believe they are moral without God?

Trump Travel Ban (And liberal free-speech ban) – The Dialogue #65

Talking about the horrendous media coverage of, and public outrage over the so-called Trump travel ban. Also we talk about a riot that broke out at Berkeley to shut down the free-speech of Milo Yiannopoulos, and similar hysteria at NYU to protest another conservative speaker, Gavin McInnes. This episode can be summed up in one line: "We told you so!"

Life on Trial: Civilization Pt. 2 – The Dialogue #64

It's time for Cal to put Tim on the stand! Cal will "prosecute" Tim's Catholic Monarchy model of civilization. This is Part 2 of “Civilization” in our Life on Trial series

Real Science Fiction – The Dialogue #63

Talking about the social and moral implications of SciFi movies and TV shows that have become a reality. We also lock horns on the question "How do we live long and prosper with only science??" and discuss whether humanity, WITHOUT religion, would really work in the interests of the common good during a zombie apocalypse or on a Mars colony.

Socials Smackdown! #4 – “Was the flood real?”

Another live Facebook fight, and our first broadcast to Periscope, where we "fight" over the question of whether the great flood of Noah was real, or just fan fiction. This was a great question sent to us by one of our Facebaook fans.

Life on Trial: Civilization (Pt. 1) – The Dialogue #62

Cal presents his case for a secular civilization, and it's put on trial, and prosecuted by the Catholic, Tim Haines. This is the opening trial of our "Life on Trial" series of episodes.