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.

Choosing Sides – Episode 32

Which side are you on? People seem to be confused about that question, and in trying to find the “right” side, they often get lost—sometimes landing on some right answers, but not knowing why. Which means they apply the right answers dangerously

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.

The Dialogue Ep. 30 — “Reason is Taboo”

Our thoughts on Brussels, terrorism, and the cultural response to critical dialogue regarding Islam, Race, and reality. Also, is the legalization of drugs sensible or stupid, given the current state of crime, and in light of what we learned during Prohibition in America?

“Something from Nothing” — The Dialogue Ep. 29

If the Big Bang is the natural beginning of the universe, what came before the Big Bang, and how does it inform our thinking—whether believer, or atheist—about the origin of all creation?


Talking about the Planned Parenthood videos from both an atheist, and Catholic perspective, we then get into talking about our thoughts on feminism, gender, and basic intellectual honesty that’s missing from the modern culture.


Do we really have free will, or is it all just an illusion, and actually all of our choices are pre-determined for us? The Catholic and the Atheist differ on this one, 100%. But who has the superior argument? You decide.

Morality — Episode 15

Discussing morality from top to bottom. Can an atheist be moral without God? Are animals moral, and does morality just come from nature? What makes a thing moral, and how can we know that it's right or wrong?

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.

Is God Moral? — The Dialogue Ep. 7

Is God moral? Is the question even valid? What is morality anyway? Tim (The Catholic) and Cal (The Atheist) discuss the question, and debate over the question of what morality even is.

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??