Christianity for over-educated cosmopolitans.
1:06:41We discuss Nietzsche's diagnosis of Christianity in the Genealogy of Morals.
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The Need for Roots
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1:02:49We discuss Joel Osteen's evangelical megachurch, sex before marriage, and whether it's cool to have a Pope.👑 Video here: https://youtu.be/TN0c5nNIm68👑 Please leave a review on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chat-for-god/id1519069307
Chat for God Resumes!
1:05:20Maran Nelson is a founder and investor who had a conservative Christian upbringing and now wants to figure out where she stands. When I said I was looking for a new co-host, she said she wanted to try, and I thought she might be great for the role—so here we go! Let us know what you think.
Good News and Bad News
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Thoughts on Marriage
24:20Marriage is an utterly insane mechanism. You’re right to think, “I’m not sure, what if it doesn’t work out, I lose so many options, etc.” It’s a crazy, impossible-to-guarantee decision with huge downsides. But if you do it right, the upside arguably approaches infinity. People postpone marriage for the same reason they're becoming less religious: we've lost the capacity for faith.➡️ Read the whole thread at twitter.com/jmrphy➡️ Submit a question for the podcast at otherlife.co/contact
God Does Not Exist (Simone Weil, Meister Eckhart, and Thomas Aquinas)
23:56I’m increasingly convinced that Christianity remains simply misunderstood by almost everybody, including so many Christians. The crux of the matter is best summarized as follows. God does not exist. That is why one prays.So for today’s talk I would like to explain this idea and walk through some of the most compelling thinkers who have said things to this effect."When God has become as full of signiﬁcance as the treasure is for the miser, we have to tell ourselves insistently that he does not exist. We must experience the fact that we love him, even if he does not exist." — Simone Weil"It is he who, through the operation of the dark night, withdraws himself in order not to be loved like the treasure is by the miser." — Simone Weil"A method of puriﬁcation: to pray to God, not only in secret as far as men are concerned, but with the thought that God does not exist." — Simone Weil"If we love God while thinking that he does not exist, he will manifest his existence." — Simone Weil"Ein Gott, denn is gibt, gibt es nicht" (A God that exists, does not exist) — Meister Eckhart"Ipsum esse subsistens" (God is the act of 'to be', subsistence rather than existence) — Thomas Aquinas