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Miracles & Atheists

65 EpisodesProduced by Nick Snapp Marcus PlatingWebsite

The Miracles and Atheists podcast is where truth-seekers and storytellers unpack the TENSION between different world views of the supernatural.The project started as a 4-hour Live Stream on Facebook and is now transitioning to a bold, new podcast where skeptics and believers talk respectfully about … read more


MA030 - Why Did God Want Them Dead? (w/ Bob O’Connell Aaron Chappell)

Does the Bible really mean what it says, or is something else going on?  Does “kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child” literally mean to kill them, or does it mean something else? How can one reconcile the literal interpretation of the Word of God with a conceptual interpretation? Is this a dangerous practice?

We had an excellent dialog among very different world views, even highlighting significant differences between followers of Jesus.  We talk about all these things and more between an atheist and three Christians.

Robert (Bob) O’Connell, is an award winning playwright and the author of Flash Mob, Cruise Mob, Campus Mob, The Day I Dressed Better Than My Wife and The Death of Comedy. Bob is a regular contributor to The Triangle Review. He has had dozens of plays performed throughout the world. He is an educator and humorist, and most closely relates to the atheist worldview.

Bob lives with his wife here in Cary, NC.  He wanted to be on the podcast because he says that good people have much more in common than not, and he would like to focus on those commonalities to promote positivity rather than argue or tear down.  

Representing the Christian worldview today is Aaron Chappell.  Aaron grew up in Apex, NC, and attended a Southern Baptist Church. At one point he aspired to become a pastor, and he double majored in Business Management and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University.  He’s always loved history, so the academic study of Christianity has been something he really gravitated towards.  Aaron wanted to be on the podcast to dialogue with people about religion. He says it’s important that people be able to share varying points of view and respect each other, while not necessarily agreeing. 

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