God Forbid - Podcast

by ABC Radio National

God Forbid - Podcast
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 56
  • Last: 17 Mar 2018
Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.

Episodes (56)

  • Who can claim credit for the Enlightenment?
    Who can claim credit for the Enlightenment?
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    Published: 17 Mar 2018 Duration: 53:52
    Sure, the Enlightenment was good, but it wasn’t everything. At least, that’s what these thinkers say. In this episode James Carleton hears about the past, present and future of western democracy.
    Sure, the Enlightenment was good, but it wasn’t everything. At least, that’s what these thinkers say. In this episode James Carleton hears about the past, present and future of western democracy.

  • Is God a feminist?
    Is God a feminist?
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    Published: 10 Mar 2018 Duration: 53:52
    Feminism can be seen as an F-word in communities of faith, and given what’s said about women in many holy texts, feminists can be just as sceptical of religion. James Carleton speaks with two religious feminists who say faith can and does l... Read more →
    Feminism can be seen as an F-word in communities of faith, and given what’s said about women in many holy texts, feminists can be just as sceptical of religion. James Carleton speaks with two religious feminists who say faith can and does l... Read more →

  • Fabulous and faithful
    Fabulous and faithful
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    Published: 3 Mar 2018 Duration: 53:52
    On the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras, James Carleton asks, is it possible to be fabulous and faithful? Godly and gay? Holy and homosexual? Same-sex marriage is now law of the land, but LGBTIQ people are still seeking acceptance in communit... Read more →
    On the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras, James Carleton asks, is it possible to be fabulous and faithful? Godly and gay? Holy and homosexual? Same-sex marriage is now law of the land, but LGBTIQ people are still seeking acceptance in communit... Read more →

  • Holy hot potatoes!
    Holy hot potatoes!
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    Published: 24 Feb 2018 Duration: 53:52
    Religion is full of issues you wouldn’t raise in polite company, but this week James Carleton is joined by two firebrand Catholics who aren’t afraid to tuck into the issues others find too hot to handle.
    Religion is full of issues you wouldn’t raise in polite company, but this week James Carleton is joined by two firebrand Catholics who aren’t afraid to tuck into the issues others find too hot to handle.

  • Conversion: Think different
    Conversion: Think different
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    Published: 17 Feb 2018 Duration: 53:52
    The classic slogan from Apple aimed to convert Windows users to a different operating system, but don’t worry, we’re not trying to sell you anything—we’re talking changing religion.
    The classic slogan from Apple aimed to convert Windows users to a different operating system, but don’t worry, we’re not trying to sell you anything—we’re talking changing religion.

  • Iran: Revolution, religion and reform
    Iran: Revolution, religion and reform
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    Published: 10 Feb 2018 Duration: 53:52
    It’s only been 39 years since Iran went from Shah to sharia. Replacing 2500 years of Persian monarchy with a new Islamic republic isn’t exactly simple – so where to from here?
    It’s only been 39 years since Iran went from Shah to sharia. Replacing 2500 years of Persian monarchy with a new Islamic republic isn’t exactly simple – so where to from here?

  • Helping the haves and have-nots
    Helping the haves and have-nots
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    Published: 4 Feb 2018 Duration: 53:52
    What happens when the rich and poor come together to worship?
    What happens when the rich and poor come together to worship?

  • Hello? Who's calling?
    Hello? Who's calling?
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    Published: 27 Jan 2018 Duration: 53:52
    No, not a phone call, but a vocational call – not to a career necessarily, but to fulfil your life’s purpose. How do you figure out what that is? There’s too much to choose from!
    No, not a phone call, but a vocational call – not to a career necessarily, but to fulfil your life’s purpose. How do you figure out what that is? There’s too much to choose from!

  • Can you make a rational case for Christianity?
    Can you make a rational case for Christianity?
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    Published: 20 Jan 2018 Duration: 53:52
    Sorry not sorry, we’re exploring apologetics. James Carleton is joined by an ex-Mormon atheist and a Christian apologist who, amongst other things, once gave a Bible to a senior Taliban leader.
    Sorry not sorry, we’re exploring apologetics. James Carleton is joined by an ex-Mormon atheist and a Christian apologist who, amongst other things, once gave a Bible to a senior Taliban leader.

  • Seeking Sikhism through slam and song
    Seeking Sikhism through slam and song
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    Published: 13 Jan 2018 Duration: 53:51
    Sikhism has quietly contributed to Australian society for the last 150 years – it wouldn’t be the same country without it!
    Sikhism has quietly contributed to Australian society for the last 150 years – it wouldn’t be the same country without it!

  • Radical religion
    Radical religion
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    Published: 6 Jan 2018 Duration: 53:52
    Does religion cause violence?
    Does religion cause violence?

  • Living clean to feel serene
    Living clean to feel serene
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    Published: 9 Dec 2017 Duration: 53:52
    People used to get that inner-glow through karma or Christ, but now it can be achieved through cleansing, contemplation and colonics.
    People used to get that inner-glow through karma or Christ, but now it can be achieved through cleansing, contemplation and colonics.

  • God and pop culture
    God and pop culture
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    Published: 2 Dec 2017 Duration: 53:51
    James Carleton is joined by two Christians who seek to find the divine spark in screen and song.
    James Carleton is joined by two Christians who seek to find the divine spark in screen and song.

  • Money! Money! Money!
    Money! Money! Money!
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    Published: 25 Nov 2017 Duration: 53:52
    Do you buy stuff you never use? And then do you throw it away? Is it choice, or is there something more destructive going on ?
    Do you buy stuff you never use? And then do you throw it away? Is it choice, or is there something more destructive going on ?

  • The myths that make us
    The myths that make us
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    Published: 18 Nov 2017 Duration: 53:52
    From Homer’s Odyssey to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, the hero myth is ubiquitous. Sacred stories are fundamental to the major religions, too. So, how relevant are these ancient myths in modern society?
    From Homer’s Odyssey to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, the hero myth is ubiquitous. Sacred stories are fundamental to the major religions, too. So, how relevant are these ancient myths in modern society?

  • Christianity, science, reason
    Christianity, science, reason
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    Published: 11 Nov 2017 Duration: 53:52
    How compatible are the sciences with religion and belief?
    How compatible are the sciences with religion and belief?

  • Anti -Semitism
    Anti -Semitism
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    Published: 4 Nov 2017 Duration: 53:52
    Antisemitism: It’s sometimes called the oldest hatred.
    Antisemitism: It’s sometimes called the oldest hatred.

  • The Reformation
    The Reformation
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    Published: 28 Oct 2017 Duration: 58:03
    500 years ago, Martin Luther took on the biggest power in Europe: the Catholic Church.
    500 years ago, Martin Luther took on the biggest power in Europe: the Catholic Church.

  • Faith and caring for the environment
    Faith and caring for the environment
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    Published: 21 Oct 2017 Duration: 53:52
    This week, five Anglican archbishops urged world leaders to keep their promises ahead of climate summit in Bonn, Germany, next month.
    This week, five Anglican archbishops urged world leaders to keep their promises ahead of climate summit in Bonn, Germany, next month.

  • War, religion and peace activism
    War, religion and peace activism
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    Published: 14 Oct 2017 Duration: 54:50
    Are the "ethics" of war and torture an oxymoron? And George Gittoes, the Australian artist known as the peace activist who goes to war zones.
    Are the "ethics" of war and torture an oxymoron? And George Gittoes, the Australian artist known as the peace activist who goes to war zones.

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