We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This is a great lecture series. Both atheists and orthodox should know going in that it's not a class on religion. It's a study of literature and mythology. Everyone can get something out of these lectures. It's a good argument for requiring the Old Testament as a subject in high school.
We listened to hours and hours of them on our drive back from vacation last fall. That may sound boring, but it's riveting.
Thank you for posting this video. Even though I disagree with several of his premises, I enjoy listening to him tremendously, because he explains himself so well, and he uncovers many truths. He is so rational, he's like a Mr. Spock.
I would suggest to him, though, that the complexity that he sees in man, and the complexity he finds in the Bible stories come from the same Creator. Indeed, that is a more rational explanation to me than believing that it all came from mud.