Friday, December 14, 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.

Bullying – Episode #51

Bullying has been part of the experience of human adolescence since the caves. But how we handle it today is contrary to the human constitution. We perpetuate the “victim state” and don’t teach young people confidence, or how to rise above adversity.

The Dialogue’s 50th Episode Celebration!

It's our 50th episode, and we're celebrating four years of friendship, and "friendly dialogue, and soft debate" with a few drinks and a look back on some past, early episodes of The Dialogue.

“Inventing Gods” – Episode #49

Have theists actually invented God, or is it secularists who invent false gods—just as the ancients did—in their rejection of the true God? Mankind was made for truth, and are naturally disposed to seeking out God (Truth Himself). Even atheists do!

Socials Smackdown #2 – Reason vs. Knowledge

Our second Live Fight, we focus on the question of whether reason alone can answer all of mankind's questions (or is faith needed to??)

“Kid Conundrums” — Episode 45

When you form children, you're forming the future. With that in mind, what kind of future are we forming when kids are raised to be good citizens, but not Good persons? Covered in this episode are immunization, education, the family's disposition, absentee parents, and more.

Debating the God Debate — Episode #43

Deconstructing and responding to the most common—and most annoying—arguments that Tim gets from atheists, and Cal gets from theists. It’s a different, and less boring spin on the usual “does God exist” debate but there’s no compromise of reason and fury as we get down and dirty in this verbal fist-fight.

“Abortion and Human Life” — Episode 39

A very rich and heated conversation about abortion, the intrinsic value of human life, and the question of human dignity from the moment of conception, onward. We begin the episode with a brief segment about the Brexit vote

“Debate: Sex, Contraception, Consequences” – The Dialogue Ep. 37

Debating premarital sex, contraception, and consequences. Cal stands firm on the secular argument, casting doubt on the trustworthiness and credibility of Catholic teaching while Tim offers evidence that disproves the credibility of the secular argument

Let’s Talk About Sex – Episode 36

Even an Atheist can change his thinking, even if he can't change his mind. We revisit a couple of early episodes to square off on some old feuds, as Cal refutes an old argument of his own, regarding morality, and Tim brings peace to a "tornado".

The Dialogue Ep. 33 – “Evolution”

Did God do it, or was it all "random mutations"? We discuss evolution, order, intelligent design, and creationism in this episode. There's a lot that we agree on, but even more that we disagree on here, which means it was a really loaded episode