Wednesday, December 19, 2018
The Dialogue

The Dialogue

A Catholic (Tim Haines), an Atheist (Cal Kane), a Dialogue.  The Dialogue shows how a Catholic and a classical Atheist can have a civilized conversation, even in areas where they disagree—and boy do they disagree!  The Dialogue features discussions on secular news topics, science, and social issues, as well as conversations about issues where Tim and Cal take opposing sides, soft debate, and sometimes not-so-soft debate.


It’s Alive….ALIVE! – The Dialogue #70

Fake meat from a lab, and a human-pig hybrid. Is there a consequence—spiritual, physical, cultural, or otherwise—to turing the living into the synthetic? A Catholic and an Atheist chime in. Go to for the Pre-show and after-show

Chemical Attacks in Syria – Episode #73

Discussing the chemical attacks in Syria, and America’s response. Also talking about the latest terror attack in Sweden. And a high school student getting into Stamford after writing "#BlackLivesMatter"...

DEBATE: Blasphemy, or Stupidity? — Episode #76

Stephen Fry is being investigated and accused of violating blasphemy laws for statements made in an old interview on Irish Television. But can what he said be classified as blasphemy or can it more accurately be characterized as pure stupidity? Fry’s idea of “God” is typically distorted, and we will be debating over the substance of his words.

On the Manchester Attack – Episode #77

Discussing the war on the Christian West, and the recent terror attack in Manchester and talk about who is really winning and losing in this war, and why. This is a bigger issue than just “ISIS” or “Radicalism”, and no one else is talking about it

Exceptionalism of Man – Episode 31

Is mankind exceptional in creation, or are we just really smart animals, special in some ways, but inferior in many others? In discussing the question, we also get into Artificial Intelligence and the image of God, inherent in the human person.

Discrimination or Choice? — Episode 6

Discussing news stories that touch on discrimination....or is it actually about choice and selection??? Not everything that is a selection is necessarily discriminatory.

Hedonism and Hell-Raising – The Dialogue #67

After talking about morality vs. hedonism, we get into discussing the woman's march, and why hysterical liberal women fail to represent real women. Also...

Truth and Secular — The Dialogue Ep. 9

Discussing issues that come down to a disagreement on what the truth is. Do we need the "Secular ten commandments"? Is the bible just a fantasy book? And what's up with Dawkins??

Opinio-phobia — The Dialogue Ep. 12

It's the return of The Dialogue, and in keeping with tradition, we hit a range of topics, spending some time (and basing a little debate) on Islamophibia and the question of creating laws to forbid people from having an opinion that's contrary to the hive-mind of the secular world.

Scorched Earth Policy – Episode #72

We're burning down Western Civilization, leaving nothing left for the civilized and the rational. The Scorched Earth Policy was a military strategy where a retreating army would destroy or...