Setting the Record Straight About Young Skeptics

On February 2nd, a Christian website, eternalplanner.com, published a video podcast called “Evangelical Christians React to Young Skeptics After School Club.”  In the video’s description, it read, “What should our stance be toward secular clubs like Young Skeptics, which teach evolution to young people?  The creators of Young Skeptics clearly have a goal to convert children to atheism.”  As a co-founder and the Communications Director for Young Skeptics, I responded to the owner of the site with this comment:

Evangelical_Christians_React_To_Young_Skeptics_After_School_Club_-_The_Eternal_Planner_w__Rob_RennieThe_Eternal_Planner_w__Rob_Rennie

After a brief online discussion, Rob invited me onto his show to talk about what Young Skeptics is, and most importantly, what it isn’t.  I joined Rob on his show and we talked for about 40 minutes about Young Skeptics, the Good News Club, atheism, and Christianity.  Rob posted a couple segments of the interview on the Eternal Planner youtube page, but I recorded the audio of the entire conversation and have posted it on my channel.  Below are the two videos posted on Eternal Planner, followed by the entire audio from the DividedUnderGod channel.

The beginning of our conversation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MT9A0BtsdY

Rob’s apology for misrepresenting the mission and purpose of Young Skeptics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd8qvffJgSE

The full conversation:

I applaud Rob for having the courage to invite me on his show, and his apology is accepted.  While we don’t see eye to eye on matters of faith, I found him to be cordial and open to hearing my side of the story.  I only wish more of his peers would follow his example and listen with an open mind when disagreements arise around faith-related topics.

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis is the head writer and editor for SecularVoices, co-founder of Young Skeptics, and author of Understanding an Atheist. He is known for local and national secular activism and has spoken at conferences and events such as Reason Rally 2016 and the Ark Encounter Protest and Rally.

View all posts by Kevin Davis →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *