It’s no secret that I really enjoyed Scott Smith’s God ReconsideredGod Reconsidered. It’s also no secret he’s been on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio three times and that we both “bat for the same team” (as much as any Gnostic can agree, which often is not often).
It’s also no secret that I’ve never held a debate on the show. Perhaps we can remedy these secrets (Gnostic never held any secrets, contrary to conventional orthodox wisdom, hiding them in plain sight for those with eyes to see).
Thus, I’m writing this post a call to any skeptic, Eastern practitioner, or New Age adept who would like to join Scott in a friendly discourse on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. After all, Scott’s book does contend these points:
- The doctrines of reincarnation and karma have more theological holes than Greedo after an argument with Han Solo.
- Skeptics have misrepresented and often lied about such phenomena as UFOs, near death experiences, and psychic phenomena.
These notions may seem broad, but God Reconsidered brings them together to highlight the chaos of the world overseen by fragmented agencies. And how the Gnostic ethos solves or at least begins to honestly address the chaos.
Let me know if you, kind Truthseeker Warrior, would be interested or know of someone who might be interested. All that we ask is that the debate partner be article or book published, or at least be an authority in the field by priesthood, academic work, or some profession involvement.
Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio has always and will always be a very niche podcast. We have no illusions that Sam Harris will leave his pile of money or the Dali Lama will leave his present incarnation to debate Scott. Or that this show will get the attention from Orthodoxy that the Cathars received in the 13th century (and what followed)…at least not yet…
Again, the debate would be friendly and structured, addressing Scott’s arguments against reincarnation and karma, as well as the skeptic data against UFOs, ESP, and near death experiences. Of course, Orthodox Christians are also invited to counter the Gnostic worldview. We would provide a copy of God Reconsidered and then discuss a time the debate (pre-recorded or live, depending).
Let the Red Pills flow…