A Christian and an Atheist Walk into a Bar
Holy Forking Shirt! Neil and Phil Discuss the Afterlife!
November 21, 2021
Neil Newton and Philip Thompson
In Episode 7, Neil and Phil take a deep dive into Bart D. Ehrman's Heaven and Hell: a History of the Afterlife. They'll talk about how dualism effects both ideas of heaven and of hell, Biblical concepts of embodiment, pan-psychic notions of consciousness, and more or less spoil the final season of The Good Place (you've been warned!).
In "Should I Really Care About This?" they discuss the nagging question of whether we need courses in composting.
Beers appearing in this episode:
Chameleon New England IPA, Grist House Brewery
Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale, North Coast Brewing Company
What we're drinking today
Exploring Ehrman's "Heaven and Hell"
The afterlife and punishment
Is there such a thing as justice?
Punishment for eternity or purgatory??
The afterlife in Old and New Testaments
The idea of Biblical inspiration
Simone de Beauvoir and the affirmation of existence
Encounters with drive-by evangelists
Pan-psychic ideas of consciousness
Ehrman's idea of the body in the afterlife
The problem of the emergence of consciousness
Do we really want an afterlife?
Skip to the next chapter if you don't want a "Good Place" spoiler
Should I really care about this? Do you need a course to compost?