Christianity vs. Other Worldviews: Talk Radio Debates
By Don Johnson
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Talk radio show host Don Johnson debates the truth of Christianity with leaders from other worldviews.
||CleanDiscussion with Henri of the Baha'i Faith||MP3 Don talks with caller Henri, a convert to the Baha'i religion.||12/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Atheist Blogger and Author Bob Seidensticker||(MP3) Don talks with Bob Seidensticker, a popular atheist blogger at Patheos. Bob is also the author of Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey and Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change.||9/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Brett the Atheist||(MP3) Don talks with caller Brett about his materialistic atheistic worldview.||9/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Naturalist Matthew Ferguson Part 2||The Don Johnson Show, 4-5-13 Don compares worldviews with metaphysical naturalist blogger Matthew Ferguson, a doctoral student at UC Irvine. In this part of the conversation, Don and Matthew discuss science and miracles. Some links to go with the show:...||4/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Naturalist Matthew Ferguson Part 1||April 5, 2013 Don compares worldviews with metaphysical naturalist blogger Matthew Ferguson, a doctoral student at UC Irvine. In this part of the conversation, Don and Matthew discuss the "mind-body" problem faced by reductionistic materialism. Some links||4/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Wesley the Atheist Ex-Pastor, Part 2||MP3 Don talks with atheist caller Wesley. Wesley grew up Christian and attended Dallas Baptist University and Dallas Theological Seminary, receiving a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy. He then worked as a pastor for several years before giving up the...||9/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Wesley the Atheist Ex-Pastor, Part 1||MP3 Don talks with atheist caller Wesley. Wesley grew up Christian and attended Dallas Baptist University and Dallas Theological Seminary, receiving a B.A and M.A. in Philosophy. He then worked as a pastor for several years before giving up the...||9/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Farhan the ex-Muslim Agnostic||(MP3) Don and Brandon talk with Farhan Qureshi of beliefrevision.com. Farhan is an ex-Muslim who now is part of a Unitarian Universalist congregation. He describes himself as a truth seeker, a free thinker, an agnostic theist, a relativist, a mystic,...||5/3/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pastor that Rejected Christianity||(MP3) Don talks with Wes, a secular humanist chaplain. Wes recently rejected Christianity after 10 years as an evangelical pastor. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies with a minor in philosophy from Dallas Baptist University and an M.A. in...||3/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Taoism Have a Better Answer to the Problem of Evil than Christianity?||(MP3) David Moser calls into the program from Beijing, China to talk about how Taoism deals with the issues of pain, suffering, and evil in the world. Mr. Moser is the Academic Director at Capital Normal University in Beijing. He...||10/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Jason the Ex-Christian||(MP3) Don and Brandon take a call from Jason, who abandoned a version of Christianity after 25 years of belief and ministry to became a "secular humanist." A key line from this conversation occurs at around the 1:15 mark: After...||8/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Cameron the Atheist||(MP3) Don gets a call from Cambridge, England and spends the hour comparing worldviews with Cameron.||5/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Jared the Atheist||(MP3) Don and Brandon take a call from Jared, who thinks that belief in God is a stupid leap into irrationality.||4/5/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Bill the Naturalist||(MP3) Don and Brandon talk with Bill, an atheist caller from Virginia. In a discussion that ranges from bears to objective morality, each man presents and defends some evidences for their worldview.||3/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Atheist Emery Wang||(MP3) Don talks to Emery Wang, founder of losingmyreligion.com and co-host of the podcast A Christian and an Atheist.||2/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Justin the Atheist||MP3 Don and Brandon compare worldviews with caller Justin. They discuss, among other topics, why Don thinks Justin's understanding of Christianity is faulty and whether the accuracy of the scientific method is actually evidence for atheism.||2/2/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Aaron the Agnostic about The Problem of Evil||MP3 Don and Brandon talk again with caller Aaron, this time about what the existence of evil in the world tells us about whether or not God exists and what he is like if he does.||8/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Aaron the Agnostic||(MP3) Don and Brandon talk to caller Aaron about whether or not you can approach a topic like the resurrection without some presuppositions about the nature of reality.||5/20/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with Atheist Caller Gabriel||(MP3) Don and Brandon compare worldviews with listener Gabriel, an atheist who had some questions about their use of the moral argument.||5/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscussion with "Boredom" about the Evidence Supporting Our Respective Worldviews||(MP3) BoredomConsumesEverything" calls into the Don Johnson Show because he doesn't think there is any evidence to support a theistic worldview.||1/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Dr.Robert Price, Part 6||(MP3) This is Part 6 of a debate hosted by OpposingViews.net between Don and Dr. Robert Price on the resurrection. After an introduction by Paul Arends, Don and Brandon discuss the debate to this point and address some of the...||11/8/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Dr.Robert Price, Part 5||(MP3) This is Part 5 of a debate hosted by OpposingViews.net between Don and Dr. Robert Price on the resurrection. This episode includes and interview with Dr. Price followed by a commentary by host Paul Arends about where he thinks...||11/3/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Dr.Robert Price, Part 4||(MP3) This is Part 4 of a debate hosted by OpposingViews.net between Don and Dr. Robert Price on the resurrection. This was supposed to be Dr. Price's chance to respond, but debate host Paul Arends wanted some clarification of some...||10/16/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Dr.Robert Price, Part 3||(MP3) This is Part 3 of a debate hosted by OpposingViews.net between Don and Dr. Robert Price on the resurrection. In this episode Paul Arnends interviews Don and gets his response to last weeks discussion with Dr. Price.||10/4/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Dr.Robert Price, Part 2||(MP3) This is Part 2 of a debate hosted by OpposingViews.net between Don and Dr. Robert Price on the resurrection. In this episode Paul Arnends interviews Dr. Price and gets his response to Don's argument in Part 1 of the...||10/4/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Dr.Robert Price, Part 1||(MP3) Don is interviewed by Paul Arnends of OpposingViews.net. This is part 1 of a debate in which Paul will alternate between interviewing Don and Dr. Robert Price on the subject of the historicity of the resurrection. Dr. Price is...||10/4/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Sigfried the Naturalist||(MP3) Caller Sigfried defends his naturalistic worldview against Don's claims that it cannot account for rationality or morality. Later in the conversation, Don makes a case for the historicity of the resurrection of Christ and answers some of Sigfried's||10/4/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation with Ala, Who Believes No Worldview is Wrong||(MP3) A conversation with Ala, a caller to The Don Johnson Radio Show. She believes that all worldviews are "true" for whoever holds them, although they may not be "true" for her.||9/14/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExamining the Worldview of The Secret - An Interview with Kathleen Graham||(MP3) Don and Brandon interview personal success coach Kathleen Graham, founder and president of Success In U. Kathleen teaches people how to appropriate the teachings of The Secret using techniques explained in her written guide, The Law of Attraction To||7/17/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuestioning the Atheism of The Infidel Guy||(MP3) A discussion with Reginald Vaughn Finley, Sr, otherwise known as "The Infidel Guy." Mr. Finley is a graduate of the Atlanta Broadcast Institute and the founder of freethoughtmedia.com , atheistforums.com, faithandfreethought.com and many other websi||6/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Scientologist David Barrington||(MP3) Is South Park right about what scientologists believe? Yes. Do they have any good reason to believe it? Find out in this debate with Scientologist David Barrington. Mr. Barrington is a dianetics specialist who actually trained under L. Ron...||3/23/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs There Any Good Reason to be a Mormon?: A Discussion with LDS Scholar Alma Allred||(MP3) I write often on my blog about how I think Mormonism is a religion that offers no good reasons to support its truth claims. Most recently I noted an example of this: recent DNA findings that suggested some historical...||3/9/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Al the Pantheist||(MP3) A fun chat with a caller to The Don Johnson Radio Show about "intolerant" Christians and the nature of truth.||1/16/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Debate with a "Zen-Master"||(MP3) Our in-studio guest this week is Audrey Carr, co-author of "The Gospel According to Zen" and editor of "The Zen Game" website and newsletter. We debate her New Age views, including her beliefs about Jesus, the resurrection, historical Christianity..||1/13/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebate with Muslim Apologist Nadir Ahmed||(MP3) We talk with Muslim apologist Nadir Ahmed of ExamineTheTruth.com about why Islam is one of the world's fastest growing religions and whether there are any good reasons to believe it is true.||1/13/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
Mr. Johnson mistakenly assumes that the debate on intelligent design is a scientific dispute. It is not. It is primarily a theological dispute, primarily within christianity. The arguments regarding probability and thermodynamics reflect the typical miss-understandings present not among scientists and mathematicians, but in the general public at large. The "Laws of Thermodynamics" serve the same role in Physics that Euclid's axioms serve in Geometry. Closed Systems in Thermodynamics do not exist! They are merely a framework which underlies the logical foundations of the subject. The energy that propels Life on this Earth largely comes from the Sun, and there is no violation of the laws of Thermodynamics, because there are no "closed" thermodynamic systems in Nature. The arguments of Intelligent Design are philosophical and religious rather than scientific. In the Dover ID legal case, Michael Dehe suggested that the to include ID in science, the definition of science would have to changed to also include astrology in science. The Judge ruled that Intelligent Design is religion and philosophy, and does not belong in public school science classes. I first learned about Evolution in the Catholic School System. I doubt that that Mr. Johnson would do very well if he debated Ken Miller, one of the principal witnesses for the Evolution side in the Dover Trial.
This Christian apologist needs to take Logic 101!
This podcast is just plain horrible. Mr. Johnson claims to be seeking the truth, yet comes to the conclusion that ghosts exist, there is certainly a god, resurrection is real! He makes more fallacies than I've ever heard ANYONE make, and coats them in claims that he's seeking the truth, and accusations that his guests have never taken a course in logic. I don't know what kind of logic course Mr. Johnson has taken, but it wasn't the sort of logic that anyone in academia is aware of. Mr. Johnson shouts over his guests, makes claims about other worldviews that are incorrect, but passes them off as fact, thereby making those who hold such worldviews look like fools without being able to refute the claim. He makes the same argument over and over again in exactly the same way until his guest just gives up. He sets up straw men wherever he possibly can, shoots them down, and claims his worldview is the only one standing. This show is just plain crap! Mr. Johnson is not attempting to discover the truth wherever it leads him, as he claims, but is rather a Christian apologist trying to assert his view is true no matter the evidence he must confront. Not only is he a Christian apologist, he's a BAD one at that! Enjoy the podcast, and see for yourself.
Don needs to study more!
Don needs to study more, he misses answering many questions that any Apologetist worth his weight would know.