Building a Moral Foundation: Moral Landscaping Part 2 Episode 73

In this episode of The Secular Hubcast we welcome Chris Shelton: a podcaster (Sensibly Speaking), critical thinker, ex-Scientologist and friend of the show. Together we further develop the ideas examined in the first part of our Moral Landscaping series. During our discussion Chris provides some push back that helps to further clarify and hone the ideas behind Building a Moral Foundation. The discussion gets a little heated but ends with smiles and handshakes.

 

This series is designed to build a moral foundation that you can use in your everyday life. Its meant to provide guidance and understanding of what morality is, how we can properly engage with it and how we can avoid moral relativism and other pitfalls of moral judgement and thinking. You can measure your own moral code to the foundation built in this series to determine if your moral position should be taken seriously.

 

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling

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Building a Moral Foundation: Moral Landscaping Part 1 Episode 72

In this week’s episode your host Paul Schilling looks to set the foundation of a useful and functional moral code. In doing so he discusses the main cornerstones to a useful moral code: the subjective elements, the objective elements, the moral continuum and basic human rights. After listening to this episode you should have a clear understanding of the moral framework Paul sets out and how to use it in your life. This is the first part of a multi part series where Paul will focus on the different elements of a useful moral code. Future episodes will focus on basic human rights, modern day mythology, clarification of the moral code and deep dives where we answer moral questions. The goal of this podcast is to give the listener a solid moral foundation from which to build on and use in real world situations.

 

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling

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Episode 70: CFI Conference Interview featuring Becky and Ruth from the Hub

In this episode of the Secular Hubcast we interview two Secular Hub members to get their perspective on the recent Center for Inquiry’s conference held in Las Vegas. Becky and Ruth describe their experiences, tell us about the different speakers they saw and encourage us to attend such conferences ourselves.

 

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling

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Episode 68 – A Conversation with a Theist Part 2

In this episode of the Secular Hubcast we dive further into the theist mindset to see if it holds up to secular morality. In it we discuss empathy, morality and work through some specific examples to see which world view wins out: the scientific world view or the theistic world view. Our guest Nathan Spears shares his theist perspective with us and answers a battering of questions from this weeks host Paul Schilling.

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Episode 61 – The El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto Part 1

In this episode of the Secular Hubcast we examine the El Paso shooter’s manifesto in detail. In it, we find his concerns, motivations and personal thoughts. Perhaps surprisingly we also find hints of his humanity.

 

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling

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Episode 56 – Guns and the 2nd Amendment: Carving a Path Through

Join us for this diverse episode featuring Jesse Gilbertson, Chris Shelton and Melissa Shelton as we walk the rocky path of guns, gun ownership and the Second Amendment. In this episode we talk straight about gun rights, the moral implications of guns and what we think are the best solutions for how to solve our nations gun issues. The conversation takes twists and turns and sometimes even goes in circles as we test out our critical thinking skills. Hopefully, by the end you’ll have a clear understanding of the issues, where you stand on the subject and where we stand. I want to thank Jesse, Chris and Mel for putting up with all my questions and thought experiments as I know they are not everyone’s favorite exercise. I hope that it was all worth going through in order to fully flush out exactly what our values are regarding guns and how we came to our final conclusions. Please come down to the Secular Hub next Sunday at 10am for coffee and community and if want to discuss it further, I’m all ears.

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Episode 54 – Democratic Presidential Debates 2020: The First Cut

There were 20 candidates going into the first round of debates! Join Chauncey and Paul as we cut the candidates we thought shouldn’t make it to round two while we discuss their performances, strengths, weaknesses and look to the future of the Democratic party. While Chauncey was still undecided, Paul picks his winner for the nomination.

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams

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Episode 51 – Becoming Atheist

Some say we are born atheist and religion is placed on us only after we are old enough to absorb it.  That may be true, yet why do so many atheists need to leave a faith community?  It what ways can it be simple or difficult?

Describing one’s deconversion story can be a powerful way for atheists to meet and share ideas.  Learning why someone left a community to face the real world on their own can give one great insight into who they really are.

Join Chauncey and Jesse as they describe their journey’s from faith to atheism.

You should totally come to Apogaea next year!  It was awesome!

If that’s not your thing check out Mike the Headless Chicken Day instead!

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Chauncey

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

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Episode 50 – Climate Change and How You Can Save the World

Learn the little things you can use to help stop climate change.

In today’s climate its easy to freak out and feel like there is nothing you can do to help save the planet. Luckily, there are lots of little things you can do that make a big difference. In this episode of The Secular Hubcast we review some of the cheaper and most effective ways for you to fight climate change. From gardening to clothing The Hubcast runs down a short and manageable list of things you can do today to make a difference.

Hosts:  Paul Schilling

Editor:  Paul Schilling

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Episode 25 – Flat Earth Part 2

Paul and Chauncey from the Secular Hubcast talk about the flat earth convention they attended in Denver. Multiple interviews with flat earth believers are featured with witty commentary provided by Paul and Chauncey. This episode consists of short clips and analysis of flat earth claims, beliefs and reactions flat earth believers get from their friends and family.

Hosts: Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams

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