My argument is that the churches come along and put their product in, and God is just like the new car, the ten million dollars, whatever it is – and I want to argue that that God is an idol. That actually, faith isn’t inviting us to embrace certainty and satisfaction; faith is about helping us live with uncertainty and with unknowing and with mystery. – Peter Rollins

Dr. Peter Rollins is a popular Irish philosopher, public speaker and author, who’s just release his latest book, The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Satisfaction and Certainty. As he explores the commodification of faith and religion, Rollins offers a challenging alternative model: to face the “haunted houses” that each of us is, and to connect with each other in a way that is truly open to the differentness and strangeness that we find in those encounters.

Click the “play” button above to hear the extended interview. To download this audio, click hereDownload Scroll down to read the transcript. To hear the entire May 25, 2013 State of Belief Radio program, click here.

The Obama Scandals: Greg Lebel Interview, State of Belief Radio May 18, 2013

Recent Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search