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)

God, atheism and agnosticism

In this second episode discussing God[s], Greg and Jacques discuss the difference between atheism and agnosticism, whether Jacques is going to hell, and whether we should tell him so.

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

What’s god got to do with it?

Greg and Jacques talk about god(s), even though they don’t think they are all that interesting. [But apparently, others disagree.]

Here’s the clip of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng inviting people to pray or meditate (and Jacques has also written a blog post about the incident).

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

Free speech #4: no-platforming, hateful bigots, and restorative justice

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.

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

Free speech #3: Censorship, Steve Hofmeyr (and the elections)

In the third episode of who knows how many in a series [allegedly] about free speech, Greg and Jacques talk about the election results, Steve Hofmeyr and Multichoice, censorship, and other things.

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

Free speech #2: absolute principles and civil disobedience

Greg and Jacques talk about absolute principles, negative and positive liberties, civil disobedience, and whether Patricia de Lille stole your contact information.

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

Free Speech #1 – Why do we value it?

In the first episode in a series on free speech, Greg and Jacques speak about why we consider free speech valuable, and provide an overview of a classic liberal defence of free speech.

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

On patriotism

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.

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

White privilege, part 3

In the final segment on white privilege, we talk about how to deal with people on the street asking for money, and whether quotas in sport are a good idea.

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