Ep.032 Religion, Idolatry and Power Grabs with Scott Shay

This is truly one of the most fascinating interviews I’ve ever done. Scott Shay who carved out a name for himself on Wall Street unpacks his second passion in this candid conversation; the question of faith, to believe or not to believe.

Scott has a very diverse background; he has spoken at TedX Wall Street, Google, he’s the co-founder of Signature Bank New York, and the author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism just name a few things he’s done!

The son of a Holocaust survivor, Shay was fascinated by his father’s faith in God and the very human side of asking why horrible, unthinkable things happen in our world. In Shay’s book, he asks the deeper question of how someone steps into the power that allows that behavior and why humanity has historically stood by and watched. 

You’ll find Scott’s ideas on “self deification” to be both thought provoking and offering an answer to why people behave so poorly. 

Key points:

  • How atheism morphs into idolatry
  • Self justification and self delusion
  • Why is it rational to believe in God
  • Finding common cause with Atheists
  • How prayer can lead to change
  • Safeguarding yourself and your leadership mindset

Connect with Scott: Scottshay.com

Purchase his book: InGoodFaith.com