From Mindful Resistance to the New Agnosticism


I am super duper pumped to share my conversation with Robert Wright. For a extended time I have enjoyed Bob’s podcast, books, and his new post-Trump newsletter. His return to the podcast follows my go to this previous week on his personal, which was a bunch of enjoyable.

Here’s a quantity of subjects we tackle:

  • Why Buddhism is Accurate

  • The dilemma with receiving rid of prayers of confession from worship

  • Why everybody could use a class in evolutionary psychology

  • Western enjoy of secular buddhism

  • Robert asks Tripp about confirmation and facilitating experiments in truth

  • What is a “wet baptist”?

  • The function and want of religious rituals

  • Can religions leave competitors behind? Can Christianity turn out to be a wisdom tradition?

  • The New Agnosticism

  • The challenging dilemma of consciousness

  • “purpose” in the story of evolution

  • the possibility of moral progress

  • how a straightforward theist could finish up becoming far more precise than the New Atheists

  • how Approach theology’s several ultimates provides a unique way to connect eastern and western religious traditions

  • the dilemma of religious pluralism and how to do resolve it

  • why I hope Bob talks with Simon Conway Morris

Want to verify out far more of Robert’s operate? Here’s a couple of locations to go.

Here’s the conversation I had with Robert the day prior to on his podcast

Robert Wright is the New York Instances bestselling author of The Evolution of God (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Nonzero, The Moral Animal (named a single of the ten very best books of the year by The New York Instances Book Evaluation), 3 Scientists and their Gods (a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Why Buddhism Is Accurate. He is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the extensively respected Bloggingheads.television and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Instances, Time, Slate, and The New Republic. He has taught in the psychology division at the University of Pennsylvania and the religion division at Princeton University, exactly where he also made the well known on the internet course “Buddhism and Modern day Psychology.” He is at present Going to Professor of Science and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

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