Blasphemy at Grantleigh, and religious privilege

Greg and Jacques talk about the recent outrage regarding “blasphemy” at a Curro school, where a final-year student depicted Jesus [and/or God] as Ronald McDonald.

Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

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Rugby World Cup, transformation, and the hopes of a nation

Greg and Jacques talk about rugby [which Jacques knows little of], home advantage in sport, and whether the “Rainbow Nation” has been reincarnated.

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Rugby and rainbows (Sisonke Msimang)

Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

Marching for change: gender-based violence

In this episode, Greg and Jacques talk about whether it makes any [practical] difference when people take to the streets to protest against outrages like gender-based violence.

Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

The threat of Greta Thunberg [and climate change]

This episode is about Greta Thunberg, who is managing to annoy many people [including some who agree with her] with her activism on the topic of global warming.

Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

Spanking, the nanny state, and a little god

The Brackets return [with an apology], then discuss whether parents should be allowed to physically discipline their children, in light of the recent Constitutional Court judgment saying that they may not do so.

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Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

Assisted dying, autonomy and possible abuse of the right to die

In the second episode of a series on assisted dying, suicide and euthanasia, Greg and Jacques talk about the power of myth in relation to the perceived value of life, and whether the right to die is open to abuse for personal [or State] gain.

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Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

Assisted dying and Sean Davison

In the first episode of a series on assisted dying, suicide and euthanasia, Greg and Jacques talk about Sean Davison, recently sentenced to 8 years (with 5 years suspended) of house arrest for assisting with the deaths of 3 individuals.

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Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

Babelfish interviews Jacques Rousseau

This week, Square Brackets is sharing the second interview that Kirstine Kærn of the Babelfish podcast had with the hosts of Square Brackets, as part of her series on the experiences of atheists, humanists and secularists across the world.

Today, we bring you her in conversation with Jacques Rousseau, who was never a Methodist minister [but who nearly became a different sort of priest].

The rest of the Babelfish series can be found on Buzzsprout.

Babelfish interviews Greg Andrews

This week [and next week], Square Brackets is sharing interviews that Kirstine Kærn of the Babelfish podcast had with the hosts of Square Brackets, as part of her series on the experiences of atheists, humanists and secularists across the world.

Today, we bring you her in conversation with Greg Andrews, who used to be a Methodist minister [as you may have heard].

The rest of the Babelfish series can be found on Buzzsprout.

Saving God, the Bible and religion from the religious

In this final episode of the series on god(s), Greg and Jacques talk about why religion might be more interesting than you think, and why Greg was a “troll priest” during his time as a Methodist minister.

Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)