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].
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.
In the final [for now] episode dealing with free speech, Greg and Jacques talk about no-platforming and the Flemming Rose case at UCT; Penny Sparrow; Velaphi Khumalo; legal responses to hateful speech; and how free speech controversies might be used to foster restorative justice.
Greg and Jacques talk about patriotism – whether there are ever good reasons to be patriotic, and some of the [irrational?] ways in which people express patriotism, such as through supporting national sports teams. We also talk about rugby, which might be a sport.