The Great Courses

Facebook, Faith, Feuds and Facepalms

Jan 29, 2011 10:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Every day, skeptics with Facebook accounts encounter status updates like, "It's a beautiful, sunny day! God is so good!" Or, "My mother has cancer, prayers please!" Or "Jesus loves you more than anything!" Many of us who reject the notion of a god that brings pretty sunshine and rainbows, yet ignores millions of starving children, find these daily Facebook one-liners increasingly hard to stomach. We talk about the soapbox for belief that Facebook has become, and whether or not it's effective for the free-thinking community to engage.

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