First Topic - Review of Papal Trip to the United States
Pope Benedict XVI has returned to the Vatican and Church business as usual, but the Church in the United States is basking in the afterglow of a whirlwind papal visit. Fr. Peter Stravinskas joins us to analyze the events, speeches and reaction to the Pope’s time with Americans.
Second Topic - The Devil’s Delusion
Militant atheism is on the rise. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have topped bestseller lists with books denigrating religious belief as dangerous foolishness. And these authors are merely the leading edge of a far larger movement–one that now includes much of the scientific community. A secular Jew, Berlinski nonetheless delivers a biting defense of religious thought. An acclaimed author who has spent his career writing about mathematics and the sciences, he turns the scientific community’s cherished skepticism back on itself, daring to ask and answer some rather embarrassing questions. He joins us.