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Rogue Scholar: Good One, TS! I started laughing immediately, but then went "Wait...this is a 'funny', right?" and then "Wait...which one is the Christian?" LOL! As is said "One should never judge a book by its cover." 8) 8) 8)
Rogue Scholar: Wait, what? Why 'sad'? By that point, I was also joking! I am aware of the petrine cross. Surely you jest as well? Or are you saying we Should judge people by the way they look alone and disregard the fact that looks can be deceiving not to mention that "Judge not..." verse, Matt. 7. At that moment in time the comic genius was needed and appreciated here and defused a potentially disruptive situation.
Kali Tribune: A lot of buzzwords floating through communication channels from academia to caffeteria seem to rather obscure than reveal their correct meaning. One of those words is “socialism”, quite popular and prevalent -ism both to be praised and reviled, depending on which side of popular political debates one takes. But what is the reality behind the -ism? In this podcast we inquire about precisely this: what were and, we would argue, still are the basic outlines of socialism as a quite well defined form of modern metaphysics, something most of its proponents and enemies rarely recognize let alone understand.
Let’s Brutalize an -ism: Socialism
“Why is the Western world (and now most of the world), in terms of religions, a giant atheism factory? What are the events and ideologies that led to such a drastic alteration in human living where religion has not died, but been replaced by a new religion of techne? Many factors could be listed, but today we will look at some of the key movements and events (such as the papacy, the Reformation and the Enlightenment) that are often overlooked, as well as the geopolitical powers and their influence in the domain of religion, and especially religion as a tool of the state. The state religion of our day is tech worship and the coming post-human world, with its own origin story, its own account of history (evolution) and eschatology (post-humanism). After this opening discussion we will open up the discord to take q n a and debate challenges…”
Atheism Factory: Pope, Preacher & the Circus' Collapse into the Post-Human
“With thousands of advertisements seen by Americans everyday, and a corporate media that reinforces the needs of Empire, propaganda in the U.S. is more pervasive and effective than ever before. The manipulation of public opinion through suggestion can be traced back to the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, who discovered that preying on the subconscious mind was the best way to sell products people don't need, and wars people don't want. To get a deeper understanding of how propaganda functions in today's society, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Studies at New York University.”
Propaganda & Engineering Consent for Empire with Mark Crispin Miller
Post-Modern Empire Vs Orthodox Empire
Jay Dyer on Our Interesting Times with Tim Kelly