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God Forbid

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Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.

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Religion: it’s at the centre of world affairs, but profound questions still remain. Why are you here? What happens when you die? Does God matter? God Forbid seeks the answers.

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Love This Show

By Jack_McCoy - Mar 16 2019
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This show is amazing. It’s hilarious and always fascinating. Each episode is completely unique. You’ll learn about religion, ethics, history, and more. The host is cheeky and a tad sardonic; he always has an air of humor while asking exactly the questions you were thinking of while listening. Highly recommended.

Highly recommended

By DellingDog - Mar 17 2018
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Respectful but irreverent, this podcast covers religion and ethics in an insightful and entertaining way. Highly recommended.

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
1
1
0
0

Love This Show

By Jack_McCoy - Mar 16 2019
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This show is amazing. It’s hilarious and always fascinating. Each episode is completely unique. You’ll learn about religion, ethics, history, and more. The host is cheeky and a tad sardonic; he always has an air of humor while asking exactly the questions you were thinking of while listening. Highly recommended.

Highly recommended

By DellingDog - Mar 17 2018
Read more
Respectful but irreverent, this podcast covers religion and ethics in an insightful and entertaining way. Highly recommended.
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God Forbid

Latest release on Jul 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: What intelligent machines tell us about ourselves

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The computer scientist Alan Turing said the standard for artificial intelligence is for a machine to be mistaken for a human by other humans. This already happens today, and AI is only getting more sophisticated. James Carleton and the God Forbid panel consider cybernetics, sex robots and weapons that decide for themselves who to kill. The future is closer than you think.

Feb 02 2019

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Rank #2: Man, oh man!

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According to some religions, traditional roles for men and women have come from God. But today, those roles aren’t as clear as they used to be and it’s having an effect. What does modern masculinity look like? James Carleton is joined by two panellists with firm ideas about what it means to be a good man.

Sep 29 2018

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Rank #3: What transgender leaders teach us about God

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Is God beyond gender? What about humans? This week Christian and Jewish trans women describe coming out while in ministry and what it taught them about the divine.

Mar 23 2019

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Rank #4: Is religious freedom under threat?

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This year is already shaping up to be a big one for religion and politics. In response to the passage of same-sex marriage, the Ruddock Review into religious freedom concluded Australia needs a religious discrimination act. So is it the missing piece in the Australian human rights puzzle, or would it enable discrimination in the name of religion?

Jan 26 2019

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Rank #5: There's a loneliness epidemic. What can we do?

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Loneliness affects one in four Australians, according to a report by the Australian Psychological Society. Why is it so hard to talk about, even though it's so common? James and the panel look at the issue — both professionally and personally.

Jun 01 2019

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Rank #6: Small but mighty — Quakers and Buddhists

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Sometimes small religions achieve extraordinary things. James Carleton is joined by a Quaker and a Zen Buddhist to explore how minority faiths can still have a big impact on society, even in the midst of persecution.

Mar 02 2019

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Rank #7: Why 'zombie Jesus' might not be blasphemous after all

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You can buy a zombie Jesus t-shirt on Amazon — but was Jesus undead? Join guest host Justine Toh and the God Forbid panel as they explore what Easter means for our bodies, our economics and even the end of the world.

Apr 20 2019

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Rank #8: The spiritual side of travel

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Travel: It’s a break, a getaway, a rite of passage. Religious pilgrimage is one thing, but even journeys for leisure can result in the traveller “finding oneself”. People who would never step foot inside a church or a temple at home do it all the time when they’re on holiday. Why? James Carleton and the God Forbid panel find out how your holiday might literally be good for your soul.

Jan 05 2019

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Rank #9: Is doubt the death of faith?

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What's it like to question your foundational beliefs about life, death, God and the universe? Does doubt pave the way to a more robust faith — or a way to unshackle ourselves from religion altogether? Join Justine Toh and our panel as they wrestle with unbelief — the big and the personal questions.

Nov 16 2019

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Rank #10: A lover's guide to God

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In once way or another, we’ve been falling in love for all recorded history. A Buddhist monk, Christian minister and Muslim scholar join forces to talk about love — what is it, and what does it compel us to do?

Feb 16 2019

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Rank #11: Is there life after grief?

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All of us will experience grief and the loss of a loved one at some point in our lives, but why is it so hard to come to terms with? The God Forbid panel looks at grief and mortality.

May 04 2019

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Rank #12: When should you question your beliefs?

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When was the last time you changed your mind over something significant? Not just what to have for breakfast, when to take the next holiday, or even where to live — but something that challenged your very identity? Guest host Meredith Lake and the God Forbid panel question what it means to think deeply in a post-truth age.

Jun 08 2019

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Rank #13: 'Tis the season to be singing

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Is God in all music — both good and bad? On the first day of Advent, James Carleton and the panel look at the significance of religious music, from traditional hymns to contemporary hits.

Nov 30 2019

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Rank #14: How religion dominated headlines in 2019

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Religion was everywhere in 2019, and it looks like 2020 will be no different. James Carleton and the God Forbid panel take a look at Australia's Pentecostal prime minister, religious freedom legislation, and what's happening to the Catholic Church.

Dec 07 2019

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Rank #15: Answering the call in a confusing world

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No, not a phone call, but a vocational call – not to a career necessarily, but to fulfil your life’s purpose. How do you figure out what that is? There’s too much to choose from!

Mar 14 2020

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Rank #16: Leaving your faith behind

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In strange and difficult times, trust and faith can be quickly gained – and lost. Join James Carleton and the panel as they talk about leaving and losing their faith.

Apr 04 2020

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Rank #17: Facing Doomsday

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One thing is certain — the world as we know it will one day end. But exactly when and how is a lot more ambiguous. Join James and our panel of doomsday experts as they prepare to face the end.

Dec 14 2019

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