33 Burst results for "G.K. Chesterton"

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

04:55 min | 2 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"I did a short introduction to the thinking of the British essay as G.K. Chesterton. And I only mentioned that because one of Chesterton's points is that we live in an age. Now, Chester and wasn't just talking about the 21st century or 2022, he was actually talking about the modern age, but what he says is especially true of now. He says we live in an age where common sense seems to have become uncommon. Now, how odd is this common sense in a sense is not the knowledge of specialized intellectuals, it's not the knowledge of deep thinking philosophers, it is called common sense because everyone is supposed to kind of have it. It is the sense of living in the world and there are certain things that you know and take for granted and it's obvious that they're true. And so common sense has nothing more than the widely distributed shared knowledge that allows you and me to look outside the window and say there is a tree. Think of how odd the world would be if I looked out of the window and said there is a tree and you said no, there is a bear or there is an antelope or there is a mountain. And we couldn't even agree on what our own two eyes were suggesting to us. Now, common sense, I think, has been the deposit of practical wisdom in the world. The problem with today is that common sense seems in the modern age to be unreliable. And by unreliable what I mean is that there are so many things that people throughout the centuries took to be obvious. Took to be true, never really even questioned, and yet we know now that those things may not be true or are not true. I've been talking about the Iliad and the Odyssey, for example.

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The Hate Against Religious and National Identity

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:16 min | 2 months ago

The Hate Against Religious and National Identity

"Why is the family an enemy? Why is the family so frightening? There's a single answer to all these questions. Because it defines us because it is our identity. Because everything that defines us now is an enemy for those who would like us to no longer have an identity. That's right. That's exactly right. I wrote about 20 years ago, if not longer, I wrote about that. This defines the left people with no religious or national identity, hate people with a religious or national identity. George Soros is the perfect example, George Soros has no identity, none. They don't even want people to any longer have male or female identity. It's called assigned at birth. One of the most absurd lies in the history of the world. She by the way noted that she quoted Chesterton in her speech that people will use swords to defend the fact that two and two is four. That's what we have reached now.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

03:07 min | 2 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"That's AMA C U.S. slash dinesh. That's amac dot U.S. slash dinesh. I'm continuing my, well, all too brief introduction to the writing and the witticisms and the insight of the British SAS and writer of the early part of the first half of the 20th century G.K. Chesterton. Chesterton best known both for his literary essays and his Christian apologetics. He has a very interesting book called orthodoxy. He also wrote a very short book on Thomas Aquinas that I read a long time ago. But here are all I want to do is talk about some of Chesterton's lines and how they make us think about things that are important to us now. Here's Justin. In the upper world, hell once rebelled against heaven. But in this world, heaven is rebelling against hell. So what's gesture been saying here? He's like, well, if you look at the beginning of things, there was a kind of revolt of Satan and his angels. In heaven, but see heaven is the good place. And so the revolt comes from the bad guys. And but then Chester and ads and this is the surprising turn on the way he writes, but in this world, heaven is rebelling against hell. In other words, but in this world, the bad guys have an extraordinary amount of sway and power. I mean, we can look at that politically in terms of Biden. But I think he's talking more broadly that there's just an awful lot of evil in the world. And the good people seem to be embattled in the mind, the good people have to mount the revolt against the evil that has become consolidated in the world. Chesterton was on to the feminists, the feminists of his time with the early feminists and they were all about marching out of the home and going to work. And of course, many of the jobs available in those days were secretarial. And so here's gesture to him. 10 million young women in England rose to their feet with the cry, we will not be dictated to and proceeded to become stenographers. So that's Chesterton making almost right admittedly sarcastic, but also kind of telling. Because what Chesterton is basically saying is you're getting out of your family environment, which involves your own kids, your own home, your own, the immediate circle of your life, and for what? I mean, you're now basically sitting in an office with a typewriter and banging out what some guy is dictating a letter or talking about a contract or some sort of a deal. And so Justin is just raising the question, what sort of liberation is that? Here is Chesterton on a different occasion.

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Dinesh Introduces the Whimsical Philosophy of G.K. Chesterton

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:40 min | 2 months ago

Dinesh Introduces the Whimsical Philosophy of G.K. Chesterton

"I'm continuing my, well, all too brief introduction to the writing and the witticisms and the insight of the British SAS and writer of the early part of the first half of the 20th century G.K. Chesterton. Chesterton best known both for his literary essays and his Christian apologetics. He has a very interesting book called orthodoxy. He also wrote a very short book on Thomas Aquinas that I read a long time ago. But here are all I want to do is talk about some of Chesterton's lines and how they make us think about things that are important to us now. Here's Justin. In the upper world, hell once rebelled against heaven. But in this world, heaven is rebelling against hell. So what's gesture been saying here? He's like, well, if you look at the beginning of things, there was a kind of revolt of Satan and his angels. In heaven, but see heaven is the good place. And so the revolt comes from the bad guys. And but then Chester and ads and this is the surprising turn on the way he writes, but in this world, heaven is rebelling against hell. In other words, but in this world, the bad guys have an extraordinary amount of sway and power. I mean, we can look at that politically in terms of Biden. But I think he's talking more broadly that there's just an awful lot of evil in the world.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

04:40 min | 2 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"In her viral video talking about what she believes and stands for and why she's running and really on what basis she was elected, the new prime minister of Italy. Georgia maloney quoted G.K. Chesterton. Now, this in itself is interesting, she didn't quote Mussolini or any of the early fascists. She quoted a British essayist and thinker and writer and in fact a Christian specifically Catholic, apologist, and a kind of literary and art critic. Actually marvelous personality. And I thought I would use the occasion to, well, start with Georgia maloney's quote. She quotes Chesterton. Saying this. Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. Georgia maloney doing here? Why is she quoting this? Well, she's quoting Chesterton to say that we are living in such a strange time and by the way, Chesterton predicts this. Writing as it turns out, close to a hundred years ago. In which the everyday reality that everybody knows to be true will be called into question. Suddenly, the simple distinction between male and female a distinction that is not, of course, confined to the human species but occurs throughout the animal kingdom. This distinction will somehow be erased obliterated treated as something of a social construct. As if to say that boys and girls are different just because doctors started labeling them differently. So that's why Georgia maloney invokes Chesterton, but I thought, wow, G.K. Chesterton, that's a voice in a sense from my past and what I mean is this is a writer and a thinker that I read pretty avidly when I was in my 20s and was quite influenced by Chesterton. And of course, Justin is not a systematic thinker or a systematic philosopher.

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The Left Hasn't Won Yet

Dennis Prager Podcasts

00:59 min | 2 months ago

The Left Hasn't Won Yet

"Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. The time has arrived, we are ready. Thank you. Okay, that was the end great. That's it, Chesterton wrote that Justin was a prophet. That's exactly correct. Swords are drawn too into his foreman menstruate. Excuse me. Ben don't menstruate. See, swords will be drawn in order to protect the idea that leaves turn green in summer and that two and two is four. That's exactly the age in which we live. The Oregon education department said, in fact, that math is white supremacist. And insisting that there's one correct answer to a mathematical equation or problem. That's she knows what's happening. The left hasn't won yet.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

03:09 min | 2 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"Yes to safe a borders. No to mass immigration yes to work for our people. I was quoting this to Debbie and showing her a clip. It's actually, you know, it's just interesting to listen to this in the Italian and Debbie goes, well, that's the Trump agenda. And it sure is. Interestingly, Georgia maloney is not a kind of libertarian free market capitalist. In fact, she attacks. Not only big government, but to some degree even big business. She goes that big government and big business have a kind of common interest in erasing the particularities of our given identities. So the fact that we are not just as she puts it numbers were not just interchangeable numbers or consumers, but rather we are members of a family. We have a family last name. And we are embedded in communities, and we have religious faith, and we have affiliations to not only our state, but also our country. So these loyalties to families to fade to country, she goes, get in the way of big business, which wants to see everybody merely as a consumer and big government, which wants to see everybody pretty much as a pawn that it can manipulate to its benefit. And at the end of her speech, Georgia meloni goes, she quotes G.K. Chesterton. And again, G.K. Chesterton, the famous Catholic intellectual, somebody would hardly be described as a fascist. In fact, it was vehemently anti fascist. And so her quotation from Chesterton very telling fire as will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. What she's getting at is that today we are in the surreal position. I think we all feel this of having to defend reality itself. Reality itself has become contested. You look like a woman, but no, I'm not a woman. I don't see myself as a woman. I see myself as a toad. And so this is an argument we seriously have to have with people. They identify with members of other genders or perhaps even other species and basically Georgia maloney says my candidacy is here. I'm here to tell you enough. Enough of this nonsense. So she's running as a cultural conservative.

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If You Care About the World, This Is the FIRST Thing You Should Do

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

If You Care About the World, This Is the FIRST Thing You Should Do

"This said over and over, people say, what's wrong with the world? And I don't know if it was Chesterton who said it, but he said, I am. In other words, our own sin, our own brokenness, the first thing, if you care about your country, if you care about the world, if you care about any of these things, the first thing to do is to read the Bible and to give your heart to Jesus, utterly in every way, anything that is preventing you in your life from getting closer to him from walking with him. That's step number one. And we often don't talk about that. We often talk about external things, but you and I know that's the first thing and the most important thing that God wants us to do.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

03:50 min | 2 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"Comedians have a unique way of approaching the issues where it can be not necessarily unifying. I think unifying is the wrong word, but humor and comedy can be very disarming. And I think that there are people on the other side of the aisle who you can slip a joke through, you know, I love the way G.K. Chesterton put it, he said humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle. I like that. And I think it's true. I think that sometimes it can kind of slip past your defenses. And you can end up dealing with an issue that might be really upsetting and cause a lot of strife and division if you talk about it seriously, but with humor, you can approach it from a different angle. And it's maybe not quite as upsetting. I think as part of the reason why you can get across the aisle with humor easier than you can with other things. And we have had, you know, we've had examples of people. We did a joke about how a motorcyclist identified as a bicyclist instead of world record. And it's just a silly identifies as joke. You know, we do a lot of those. In fact, we're often criticized for only having one joke because we've made jokes like that so many times. But it's a joke that bears repeating, right? But somebody actually reached out a couple of people did. We got emails from people who said, you know, this actually helped me see this issue. As it is, it's unfair. This isn't right, that we have biological males in women's sports. And your article kind of as silly as it was, helped me see that. We get feedback like that sometimes. And I think that's, you know, I think it's one of the I think it's one of the strengths of comedy is that somebody might be willing to share that article, but they're not going to just say males shouldn't be in women's sports. But they might share that article. And that article might actually make a point that gets through. So one of the taboos that you've touched on a bunch obviously is the trans issue, but they're a bunch of other taboos from the left that you guys have been pretty fearless and skewering. What do you see as the sort of big taboos that are out there that you've spent a lot of time and effort going after? I don't know. I mean, the gender thing is such a big one. Some of these things are hard to joke about. We were talking about abortion a minute ago, like abortion is hard to joke about. It's hard to get abortion. Good luck sitting down and writing a funny abortion joke. I mean, it's just not a funny topic. We have managed to, I mean, there's been a couple of times we did one about how. Planned Parenthood came to Bill Cosby's defense saying that sexual assault was only 3% of what he did. You know? And you can do that where you're like, Planned Parenthood is the target, you know? And they're trying to suggest that it's only 3% of their business, this abortion stuff is not a big deal. Well, what if Phil Cosby made that claim, you know? So jokes like that can work. But those are tough topics. I think right now it's anything related to wokeness. Anything related to wokeness, that is the to use Musk's phrase again, the mind virus. That's like taking over like crazy. It's got us thinking that it's like that we can have three year olds who are transgender, you know? And that they need to go down this path of taking these hormones, puberty blockers, chemical castration, and going through these surgeries, gender affirming surgeries. These ideas are so toxic, they're so crazy. The critical race theory stuff that's getting into the schools, all that stuff. Everything basically everything that you see on libs of TikTok, those are the things that Babylon B is really primarily focused on skewering the most because those are the most outrageous things that are having the worst impact on society, I think. Ten to second I want to ask you about whether we've actually moved beyond the point of satire and parody, because the left is so far around the bend that you basically only have to do a limb of TikTok does, but from a comedic standpoint, you just repeat the things back that they are saying. And they act as parody and ask you about that in just one second. First, let's talk about how you get the best people to work for your company. You know, it can be very difficult to find qualified candidates for the jobs that your company. You might find yourself with high turnover. You might find that you have to keep hiring over and over and over again. We haven't had that problem here at daily wire, because we use zip recruiter.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Truth For Life Daily Program

Truth For Life Daily Program

04:37 min | 2 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Truth For Life Daily Program

"It doesn't sound very good, and it isn't good and find it is dreadful. And it speaks to the issues of our state every day that we live our lives, every newspaper that unfolds before us, every broadcast that comes across our screen, confirms the reality of what G.K. Chesterton observed, that whatever else may be in doubt, man is not what God intended for him to be. And so the explanations that are given are fairly routine, the trouble is that man is simply sad or perhaps he is dysfunctional or we may be prepared to acknowledge that he is sick. That's why he does these dreadful things. Why he kills and maims and rapes and turns in upon himself. This is explained in terms of sickness. The one thing that is almost wholesale rejected is the diagnosis that the Bible gives here, namely that man is sinful. And the reason that this is so crucial is because a superficial view of the human condition results inevitably in attempts to fix the condition in similarly superficial fashion. So that, for example, we may try if man is simply misguided to cure the predicament by increasing the level of education. If he is sick, by increasing the amount of medication, if he's just rebellious, then perhaps by legislation or even by indoctrination or domination, and the story of social and political history throughout our world this morning can be understood in terms of all these different categories. Different ways in which society as a whole and towns and cities and families and sports teams and businesses and academic institutions try and do something about the fact that man is messed up. Now that's why it's such a wonderful thing to have a Bible and to read it and to read it and to ask God to speak to us through it.

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Eric's Latest Book Recommendations

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:24 min | 4 months ago

Eric's Latest Book Recommendations

"Okay, number one, book recommendations. What are you reading? Now you notice how clever that is. Book recommendations. That's one question. And then what am I reading? That's another question, right? So book recommendations, I always recommend the same books. If you haven't read them yet, what are you waiting for? Chance or the dance by Thomas Howard, with a forward by Eric metaxas, chance of the dance orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton. How about that? Have you read that? No, I would jump on it. What about death of a guru? Now that moves over to the second question, whatever I've been reading recently, there's a guy that I have had the privilege to know Robbie maharaj, who wrote a book in 1977 called death of a guru. And it really is from the inside view of somebody deep into Hinduism, which is a cultic and horrific making his way through that culture and then eventually finding the God of the Bible. It's called death of a guru. So those are my recommendations. I'm also reading Nancy pearcy and old friend has a new book out and she sent it to me for possible endorsement. I am just beginning to read that and enjoying it very much. Anything by Nancy pearcy, my goodness, that's another recommendation. So a lot of stuff. I just read John's mirac book on William rupp, a biography, just read the book tell us by Jacob Boney as the last name. We're going to have him on the show very soon. But amazing stuff.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast

Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast

04:45 min | 6 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast

"Our conversation with Gary Thomas on focus on the family. Gary, moving this to a godly perspective, this idea of joy. You know, you want to instill into your kids, godly character. Certainly joy is one of them. And you had this line in your book, sacred parenting, which was so good. Don't be stupidly serious. I love that. Stupidly serious. It's a quote from G.K. Chesterton, who talked about how Christians can really put off non Christians. When we become what he called stupidly serious or your kids. Yeah, certainly our kids, we don't embrace the joy of life. And when I look at scriptures, what really impacted me and the attitude I wanted to have with my kids and want to have with my kids today. Paul worked with some of the most frustrating churches imaginable. With some of the worst sins you could imagine. I mean, acts of immorality going off into heresy, financial problems, sometimes they were taking pride in it, turning one against the other. But listen to some of the things that Paul said to these very troublesome communities to the Romans, I am full of joy over you to the Corinthians. I have great confidence in you. I take great pride in you. I'm greatly encouraged in all our troubles. My joy knows no bounds, to the flippies. I thank my God, every time I remember you, in all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy to the thessalonians. Indeed, you are our glory and joy to fill in. Your love has given me great joy. The one thing that people knew who were loved by Paul is that he had great joy in loving them. And I think one of the goals for us as parents should be, one of the greatest joys in my life is that I get to be your parent. You're not a project to me. I delight in you. You give me great joy. And sometimes it's just settling down. I remember one Easter. We were at a church where the seats filled up very quickly, and particularly on Easter morning. And so they had to have overflow. And I thought, who wants to spend Easter in an overflow room where you can't, you know, you're looking at a screen. That's called a little kiss. Yeah, I mean, I didn't want to do that. And so I was trying to get my family to understand the emergency of leaving on time. This one Sunday, given up all other Sundays. One out of 52 Sundays, I wanted to leave on time. And yet, you know, my wife and one of our daughters have their own special relationship with time. As long as they intended to leave on time, God will make every light turn green and everything will happen. And so I'm all frustrated. I'm in the van. I'm waiting. We've got two of the kids..

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The Brains Behind Babylon Bee Bring Us 'The Post-Modern Pilgrim's Progress'

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:02 min | 6 months ago

The Brains Behind Babylon Bee Bring Us 'The Post-Modern Pilgrim's Progress'

"Folks, I'm talking to the editor in chief and managing editor of the Babylon bee. Have you heard of the Babylon bee? If you haven't heard of the Babylon bee, we need to have a talk, but we can't do it now because I'm on the air. The postmodern pilgrims progress. What a brilliant idea. Kyle Mann and Joel berry, congratulations on the new book, the postmodern pilgrims progress. It's such a good idea that I wish I had thought of it. But I'm also glad that I didn't, because then I would have had to write it. And you guys already did that. Tell me, tell me more about what's in the book because it's, look, it's a little bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Like when you get a good idea like this, I can only imagine both of you thinking like, I know what I want to satirize. This is, you know, and we've been talking about some of that. And it is funny. And we need to make fun of these things. Because when you make fun of things, it helps you understand them, frankly, better. You do a lot of that in the Babylon bee. But so give me some more. Give my audience some more ideas on what is inside the postmodern pilgrims progress. Even so one early encounter that our main character goes through is really fun to write. I have a massive G.K. Chesterton fan. And I think chapter 7 or 8 he encounters Chesterton's fence. And if anybody doesn't know what Chesterton's fence is, it was this concept that Chesterton popularized that if you stumble across a fence in a field, don't tear it down until you know why it's there. And he's like, he says the traditional reformers would say, I may allow you to tear the fence down, but first tell me why it exists. And it's so like, I don't know, it's so applicable to our current day because we tear down institutions. We defund police. We tear down walls that our ancestors set up without asking why they're even

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Revival

Revival

02:25 min | 6 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Revival

"Truth. We need to continue to study. We need to continue to be educated. We need to love the church that is right where we are wrong. The church is not going to conform to our ways of life. We can form our lives to the truth of the church. That's what it is to be a disciple of Christ. He established a church on earth, and he wants us to live and dwell in it in the totality of it. I highly encourage you if you want to go deeper into this book, I honestly read from my favorite parts of the Catholic Church and conversion, but we can learn a lot. There's gosh, there's so much to learn. That's why this podcast exists. So in a way, let's pray and then yeah, we're just gonna go find him AKA Jesus AKA truth himself, and we need to find him in his church that he has established. Okay. In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, amen. Which is as we praise you and wages ask that our minds might be conformed to your mind. That we might think speak and act as you think speak and act lord. And we just ask that your will would be done in our lives, we pray for all of our friends, our brothers and sisters out there who are considering coming into the fullness of the Catholic Church. And lord Jesus, I pray for myself and for all those who are presently in the Catholic Church that we might be strengthened in your truth lord that we might be strengthened in the way of discipleship. And that we might come to know you more fully lord Jesus, present within your church that exists on this earth. Ask all these things in your name Jesus, amen. And the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, amen. My Friends, thank you for joining me today. Thank you for listening. Thank you to mister G.K. Chesterton for his wisdom to us. You all have a great week.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Revival

Revival

04:40 min | 6 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Revival

"Me know. Let me know if G.K. Chesterton was accurate if you experience these stages of conversion as well. So the first stage, he says, is when the convert imagines himself to be entirely detached. Or even to be entirely indifferent, he feels he ought to be fair to the church of Rome, AKA the Catholic Church, because he wishes to do it justice. Chiefly because he sees that it suffers injustice. So in other words, he's saying the convert is getting a little soft to the Catholic Church. Here she sees that, oh. You know, they really treat those Catholics pretty badly. Or, man, that media sure does come down pretty hard on. The Catholic Church, or man, my Catholic friend at work really does receive a hard time from our other coworkers, whatever it is. And they just kind of started softening and they're like, you know what? People really ought to be fair to the church. They need to stop doing it so much injustice. And Chesterton quotes, he says, I had no more idea of becoming a Catholic than of becoming a cannibal. I imagined that I was merely pointing out that justice should be done even to cannibals, which I just think is hilarious. He's like, I wasn't planning on becoming Catholic. I just thought that justice should be done to it. But he says that was actually the entry point for this conversion process. So now I'm going to explain the second stage of conversion through reading an excerpt from page 75. He says, the second stage is that in which the convert begins to be conscious, not only of the falsehood, but of the truth. And is enormously excited to find that there is more of it than he would ever have expected. This is not so much a stage as a progress. And it goes on pretty rapidly, but often for a long time. It consists in discovering what a very large number of lively and interesting ideas there are in the Catholic philosophy. That a great many of them commend themselves at once to his sympathies, and that even those which he would not accept have something to be said for them justifying their acceptance. This process, which may be called discovering the Catholic Church, is perhaps the most pleasant and straightforward part of the business. Easier than joining the Catholic Church and much easier than trying to live the Catholic life.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Revival

Revival

05:56 min | 6 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Revival

"Casual and accidental. He is already prepared to regard as holy, or more than human. And though this is unfair to people who only profess to be human beings, it is a fact that Catholics ought to remember. There is many a convert who has reached a stage at which no word from any Protestant or pagan, could any longer hold him back. Only the word of a Catholic can keep him from Catholicism. This book was written in 1926, and I think it still is really important for today. So what GKE Chesterton is saying here is that typically, when a person is in the process of conversion, he or she knows that they are going to receive opposition from people outside of the church. I haven't you heard X, Y, or Z about the Catholic Church, haven't you heard, X, Y, or Z about Catholicism in general. They're going to be expecting that. And G.K. Chesterton is saying that they will reach a point. When that opposition doesn't really matter, it kind of passes in one ear and out the other. What he's saying is, though that their listening very, very, very carefully to what Catholics have to say when they're in the process of conversion. And he says, even the most casual and accidental. The convert is prepared to regard as holy or more than human. And I think that's because when a person is in the process of entering into the fullness of the Catholic Church. Their understanding that they're not just entering into a club or an organization or, you know, just some kind of like worldly group, their entering into a body that is governed by the Holy Spirit. And so what they're receiving and teachings what their hearing from other Catholics, GKE chasers, as they're seeing it, they're already regarding it as holy because they know they're coming to understand that the body is wholly. Because something is expected of them. Whether or not people can say could name what it is, there is something to the Catholic Church that she is not just this institution, but she's this mystical body that holds the totality of truth and teaching about what it is to be human and what it is to be Christian. So the reason I'm reading this is because my Catholic friends out there be aware that you are being watched and I'm not saying that in a creepy way, but you have no idea you have no idea who you're encountering. You have no idea what their perception is if the Catholic Church. Whether that's in the grocery store, the coffee shop, the mailman, you know, you have no idea what their perception is of the Catholic Church. In every moment of you speaking and acting, you are either putting a positive view of the church into their mind or a negative one. So be aware of that. Be aware of your actions be aware of your words. And not to mention, not just even with people that you're encountering out in the world. But what about in the church in mass? How are you acting? How are you speaking? So these things are extremely important. That's what G.K. Chesterton is pretty much trying to say. A furthermore,

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Revival

Revival

04:03 min | 6 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Revival

"Revival is a place where you can come to encounter and ponder truth. In this podcast we are going to be exploring the rich abundance of truth that the Catholic Church has to offer in all her wisdom. My name is Tara Lauderdale, and each episode I will be reading an excerpt from spiritual books, church councils, writings from the saints and more, and then offering a brief commentary on what I've read. This is so we can have the opportunity to hear and contemplate truth. And then allow this truth to penetrate into our daily lives so that we can become imitators of Jesus Christ, welcome to the show. Hello, my Friends, welcome to this week's episode of revival. I'm very excited for what I have for you today. It was about time that I would do a podcast over my now friend G.K. Chesterton. Raise your hand if you've ever read G.K. Chesterton. Oh, a few of you? That's great. Just kidding, I do not have a live audience. I'm still in my closet. But anyway, this week we're going to talk about G.K. Chesterton. I have always wanted to read him, but I found him a little bit intimidating. Only because any time I've gone into the Catholic bookstore and opened one of his books to I like to open the middle of books to see if I can find an interesting sentence or paragraph or I look at the chapter titles to see if anything grabs me and all the times I have opened G.K. Chesterton books. I'm like, um, I don't know what he's saying. That sentence didn't make any sense, and then I put the book back on the shelf. But I knew that if I was doing a Catholic podcast, I would need to eventually get around to our good friend G.K. Chesterton. And I will say, I was largely influenced by just a different interactions I've actually had with protestants because many of them get roped into considering the Catholic Church because they've read C. S. Lewis and C. S. Lewis was influenced by G.K. Chesterton. So I knew that it was going to be a really important person to bring into the podcast. So I chose a small not very intimidating book to choose today and for this podcast. And I thought it was especially fitting because I am a missionary and I love conversion and not just for non Catholics, but I love the concept of conversion ongoing conversion, right? We have to experience ongoing conversion as Catholics, right? Because God, Jesus, is constantly inviting us to turn back to him. We're not always headed the right direction. We frequently have to turn back around and follow the lord again. Now this what we're going to be discussing today is not going to be about that type of conversion, but about the conversion of a non Catholic into the fullness of the Catholic Church. So today I am pulling my excerpt and notes from G.K. Chesterton's book the Catholic Church and conversion. And I'm super excited, but I'm also a little bummed I'm going to be really honest with you guys. Typically my podcasts are over something fresh that I've read. And this was fresh about three weeks ago, four weeks ago maybe. I

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Cole's OT goal lift Hurricanes past Rangers for Game 1 win

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 6 months ago

Cole's OT goal lift Hurricanes past Rangers for Game 1 win

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'Defender of the Faith' Author Joseph Pearce Shares His Story

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:37 min | 7 months ago

'Defender of the Faith' Author Joseph Pearce Shares His Story

"Story. You've been on the program before, but we have many new listeners who, first of all, they're wondering, what is that lovely accent? Where do you live now? What is your story? How did you come to be who you are today, which is to say a writer of many books and a man of deep Christian faith. Well, I mean, I told the story, Eric in a book called race with the devil, my journey from racial hatred to rational love. But in a nutshell, I, as a very young man, there's a 15 year old to be precise, what involved with white supremacist politics. I was very anti Christian, very anti Catholic, and very secular, and sort of worshiped that secular fundamentalism of Adolf Hitler. So it was through the reading, first of all, of writers such as G.K. Chesterton, who as you can see behind me there still looks after me like a guardian angel. It was a reading of Chester Turner bell or C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and some of his great Christian figures that led me away from the darkness and that coupled with a spiritual healing, which I didn't even understand until I could look back in retrospect. This miraculous healing coupled with the reason that I was receiving from these great Christian writers that led me away from the abyss and really my life since my conversion has been one of gratitude for that conversion and a desire if you like to make up for all the bad things I did prior to my conversion by trying to live a good and faithful life and bring other people to the truth of Christ. And where did you

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Why Joseph Pearce Wrote 'Defender of the Faith' on Pope Benedict XVI

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:30 min | 7 months ago

Why Joseph Pearce Wrote 'Defender of the Faith' on Pope Benedict XVI

"Decidedly literary person and a man of great faith. His name is Joseph pierce. He's been on the program before talking about many books. His books on Chesterton and souls and eats it in so many others. He has a new book out about someone you may have heard of, Benedict the 16th. I think you can tell from the name that he was Pope. Remember, Benedict the 16th, a biography titled defender of the faith by our friend Joseph pierce, Joseph pierce, welcome back. Great to see you. The greatest year again, Eric, it's been some time. Good to see you again. It has. And I just have to say, congratulations on the book. It's a beautiful book. I may not be a Catholic, but I am a Christian and I have been a huge admirer of so many Catholic Christians through the years. Obviously, Chesterton at the top of the list. But Benedict the 16th. Always, in awe of him, his leadership, his intellectual abilities, his fierceness as a defender of the faith. So it seems appropriate to me that you titled the book defender of the faith. What was it that led you, Joseph, to write this biography? Well, like you, Eric, I've been an admire of Benedict XVI for many years since time when he was cardinal ratzinger prior to that. We need to remember that as well as the relatively few years he was poked. He was St. John Paul the second's white hand man for a quarter of a century prior to that. So this man was basically the most powerful man in the church apart from St. John Paul the second for a period of a third of the century. And he's a time I think of a restoration for the church after what we might call the madness and miasma of the modernism of the 1970s where the world where the church or at least certain members of the church were seduced into trying to become like the world to sort of follow the world and you and I both had my chance to turn and Chesterton said we don't want a church that will move with the world. We want to charge that will move the world. And I think this St. John Paul the second and Benedict the 16th moved the world rather than moving with it. And there's a crucial difference. I think you're quite right. And I

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Mind Pump

Mind Pump

05:56 min | 7 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Mind Pump

"They had didn't even know who that person was. And instinctually you would not jump in, that doesn't sound logical at all, but something told them to do that. Yeah, what are some of the dangers of moral relativism, though, in terms of if we're constantly kind of Wayne each situation like that and we don't really follow ancient wisdom and we're just kind of coming up with our own new rules. Like, where do you see any kind of problems arising from that? Well, so I would say two things. And these are all, by the way, I just want to I should stop for a minute and say these are fantastic questions and deep ones and really important ones. And I appreciate you're asking them. The first thing is there's something that called Chesterton's fence rule. It's a great, it was G.K. Chesterton, who was a Roman Catholic novelist and a writer. And he said, if you're walking in a field and you come across a fence and you say there's no reason for a fence to be here, you're not allowed to tear it down. Because you can't tear offense down until you know the reason why it was put up. And what we do too often is we knock things down without really understanding why they were there in the first place. And then it's too late. So I think, for example, like the question of why were there traditional sexual ethics? And what did they protect and what did they afflict? And how carefully do we have to change them in order to understand both of those things is really important. And you can't just say sex is a purely physical function you can do whatever you want whenever you want. And it doesn't really matter. Because once you do that, then you'll discover it was a Chesterton specs, that there were reasons why people took sex so seriously in interpersonal relationships. And there are consequences and feelings and hurts and wounds that really matter. And if you make everything relative, then what you basically say is I can do whatever I want as long as I think it's okay. And that's, first of all, a recipe for anarchy. But also it's a recipe for wounding one another. And we are very self justifying animals. You know, we can always find good reasons to do what we want to do anyway. And if you don't think that there's a moral code that's bigger than your own idea, what you will end up doing is justifying what you want, whether you think you should or not, because you can always find a good reason to do it. And I mean, I could give a lot of examples, but I really do think that the example of the way people treat each other sexually, especially because I see this in our high school students is a really powerful one. And they don't realize both men and women and all genders in between that they wield a really powerful weapon in sexuality. And unless they have some guardrails and some guidance, it is so easy to wound other people..

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Unorthodox

Unorthodox

03:59 min | 7 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on Unorthodox

"Analog to that sort of loving sort of ribbing? There is a quote from G.K. Chesterton, who I'm of whom I am not a huge fan, but who has some good one liners. And there's a quote from G.K. Chesterton about how a religion that you can't laugh at isn't a religion at all, or it's not worth your time. And I have a great story for my daughter from just the other day, actually. I was talking to her about how it's important to do the right thing for other people to be kind to other people, even if they're not kind to you or you can't wait around for them to do the right thing before you are kind to them first. And in the New Testament, Christ has a bit of advice where he says, if someone asks you to walk one mile with him, go with him too. At which point my 9 year old says, yeah, and then they're like, why are you still here? And then they're a little creeped out that after mild to you're still walking with them. Give me some space. And I was like, well, gosh, Alice. So listen, do you have a question for us? As you know, being a listener, the gentle that we always get to ask a question of the Jewish panel of experts, me and Stephanie today. So what can we tell you? So my father is nearly 100% Irish Catholic and my question for you is why is it that so many jokes that I hear free tell on pulpit in their homilies and have also heard as jokes about rabbis? Why are so many Jewish jokes and patty jokes interchangeable? I can give you some examples if you want. Yeah, can you give an example? Sure. The first one would be the church that had a back problem and they were able to get rid of the bats and someone asked the priest, what did you do to get rid of the bats? And he said, oh, it's easy. I just confirmed them all, and they never came back. And I heard that joke also with bar mitzvah. I feel like that speaks more to the similarities among retention. The conversations you hear in the Jewish community are like, how do we get the young people to go to synagogue? And those are happening in Christian spaces as well, right? Like commute almost shows that they're like so many more similarities, primarily in communal life than differences, right? I guess I would just say that I think one thing that's interesting to me, what you're talking about is sort of bad pulpit humor. And I would just say without offering this as any sort of final or bulletproof explanation that Jews and Catholics are actually alike in that the homily for Catholics and the sermon for Jews are a little bit uncomfortable because really in the Catholic Church, the homilies must be very brief and really the service is about the mass, right? It's about, it's about communion. It's about the wine and the wafer. And in Judaism, you don't need to have a sermon at all, right? It's about hearing the Torah red. And then in theory, the sermon is a devar Torres and words of Torah. So for both of these traditions to do something in the American style, which is to say Protestant sermon, where you actually get to give a speech that has its own structure on its own legs, is actually kind of embarrassingly contrary to the religion. Priests aren't supposed to give sermons. They're supposed to have a brief homily and Jews aren't supposed to give American style Protestant sermons. It's supposed to be about the Torah. In each case, it's like, what are we going to do? We'll start with a dumb, you know, bar joke. And then we'll get it out of the way and move on to the good stuff. Whereas protestants actually know how to preach, right? Protestants don't need the entree, you know, joke on a little on ramp with a dumb joke because they have a tradition that going back at least to Luther has been about the preached word and they would go on, you know, they're the ones who can go on for hours, extemporaneously. There's a puritan version. There's obviously a black church version. There's Pentecostal versions. But Jews and Catholics, I think, are in both cases, to even give the sermon is a little bit cringey. That's my theory. Maggie will be by you soon. Soon by you, thank you for just like everything I love all your pieces. There's gonna be a link to all your pieces in the show notes. It's so nice to introduce you to our listeners. And thanks for everything that you do for us. Thanks for fellowship with us. I hate that word. We love it. In this case,.

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:00 min | 8 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"One of the greatest books ever written by Chesterton, where he describes that. How old was Chesterton roughly when he found faith? Again, I'm not actually a certain, but I'm guessing in his 20s. Yeah. Because he said he went to art college with talking now the signals of transcendence, he was flirt, this is 1890. The slave school of art in London, it was like postmodernism today. He was flirting with nihilism and the occult, but he said I was stopped in my tracks by a dandelion. In other words, in all the darkness and ruin of a broken world, there was beauty. And we're not talking about a rose or the birth of a baby or a sunset in a Californian beach with a margarita in your hand or something like that. We're talking about something very small like a dandelion. And he said, I've got to find why the world is wonderful. And yet broken too. What explains both? Well, it's funny because only Chesterton would say I was stopped by a dandelion, but then you realize that many of us are stopped by a Chesterton that if God hadn't created Chesterton to be the kind of a figure who has stopped by the dandelion, he points us because he's Chesterton because, you know, many of us just aren't that kind of a person, but Chesterton was that kind of a person and Lewis was that kind of a person. So it's fascinating to me how God doesn't just create the dandelion, but creates these characters in history who help us find faith. You mentioned the poet WH auden and others, but it really is interesting when you think of the outsized role, somebody like a Chesterton or a Lewis, have played in leading so many to faith. I've got a book coming out next year, Eric on signals of transcendence with ten different stories of people who all became seekers through a signal like that breaking into the lives and setting them all from the search. What I love it. And you've been that for many people too. I don't want to embarrass you, but it's just a fact that you've written so many books dealing with these things, helping people, because I do think, to be honest, most of us need help. And we are trying to find a path. We don't know who's safe to follow, who's safe to listen to, for me, it was, I don't know, a little Tolstoy, a little M Scott pack. It's interesting who we think we might trust to follow along this path. We're going to go to another break. But so many have followed you and you've helped so many people over the years. There is nothing more important than this question, folks. What is the meaning of life? I'm talking to os Guinness, his book,.

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Os Guinness on G.K. Chesterton Finding His Faith

The Eric Metaxas Show

00:56 sec | 8 months ago

Os Guinness on G.K. Chesterton Finding His Faith

"Chesterton roughly when he found faith? Again, I'm not actually a certain, but I'm guessing in his 20s. Yeah. Because he said he went to art college with talking now the signals of transcendence, he was flirt, this is 1890. The slave school of art in London, it was like postmodernism today. He was flirting with nihilism and the occult, but he said I was stopped in my tracks by a dandelion. In other words, in all the darkness and ruin of a broken world, there was beauty. And we're not talking about a rose or the birth of a baby or a sunset in a Californian beach with a margarita in your hand or something like that. We're talking about something very small like a dandelion. And he said, I've got to find why the world is wonderful. And yet broken too. What

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:30 min | 8 months ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Thing. If you say something's wrong, it follows logically. Why is it wrong? Who says it's wrong? Compared to what is it wrong? Do you deal with that in the book as you go through it? Not in this book. I have in others. So what is the path then that you lay out? Well, as someone reaches stage one, a time for questions, life is called into question for them. That's what constitutes the seeker. Stage two logically, a time for answers. And that's when they look for the big answers that I described earlier. The big families of faith and that stage is very comparative. If you choose this one or that one, would it answer my questions would it make a difference that I'm looking for? It's very comparative. And the quest is for something that's illuminating and adequate. But the third stage, all right, I'm attracted to an answer a truly looks adequate and highly illuminating to my question. Stage three at time for evidence is the big question this one, as you know, is controversial today, is it true? And despite all the nonsense of postmodernism, that still a fundamental and absolutely necessary question, the question is, is it true? Well, that is the question. And when people are pretending that that doesn't matter, that can't be asked. They're playing games. They're simply not being

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The Distinction Between Aristotle and Plato and the Empirical Method

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:28 min | 8 months ago

The Distinction Between Aristotle and Plato and the Empirical Method

"And back with philosopher rob Koons from the University of Texas at Austin and his one of his recent books, the Atlas of reality, a comprehensive guide to metaphysics. Robert talking about Aristotle and we're talking about Plato and you mentioned by pointing a painting that a Plato is seen as identifying these forms that exist in the kind of emperor and somewhat out in the sky. Aristotle is known as an empirical philosopher. Let's start by talking about that. What do we mean by an empirical way of looking at the world and is that the main distinction between Aristotle and Plato? Yeah, I think that's right. So Aristotle gives a kind of priority or importance to the individual, particular individuals like you and me and Iraq and so on. Whereas Plato does have a tendency, especially in his earlier work, to put the emphasis on the abstract domain. So humanity in general. That's what really matters. We're just copies, imitations of humanity. Chesterton once said that Thomas made Christianity more Christian by making it more aristotelian. And the reason for this is, of course, of Christianity, the incarnation is crucially important. That God is a particular individual human being, not just humanity in

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Rangers slip past Devils with 3-1 victory

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 9 months ago

Rangers slip past Devils with 3-1 victory

"Chris Kreider Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist in the Rangers six win in their last eight home games three one over the devils Igor sister Kim made thirty two saves in Filipino also scored for the Rangers who were to an L. so far on their three game homestand Chesterton made four saves on a third period devils power play as he earned his twenty seventh win of the season the Rangers improved to nineteen one three when leading after two periods with their goalie playing a major role Nico he sure scored for the devils Nico daws made twenty nine saves New Jersey has lost five of its last seven I'm Dave Ferrie

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Shesterkin, Rangers edge Senators 2-1

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 10 months ago

Shesterkin, Rangers edge Senators 2-1

"Igor Shuster can make twenty nine saves and almost scored in the Rangers two one win over the senator's Chesterton blanked Ottawa after Tim students will beat him about four minutes into the game Ryan Strome tied it with a goal off a rebound three minutes later and R. Timmy Penderyn put the Rangers ahead in the second period Rangers coach Gerard the Launceston Erin came through again he's a great player just a laugh because he makes those great passes and tonight he shoots the puck embarrassed at the winning goal on the power play itself is a big part of our group she started nearly sealed the win with an empty netter in the closing moments but his shot went just wide of the goal senators netminder filled Gustafson stopped thirty one shots in his first NHL start since December seventh the Blueshirts have won four of their last five I'm Dave Ferrie

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on HumAIn Podcast

HumAIn Podcast

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on HumAIn Podcast

"They will tend to take a greater role within business. They will take perhaps more of a front facing role as well, a customer facing role. As they become more corrigible, more trustworthy. Less likely to put their foot in it or to cause embarrassment. And so, as AI has begun to take over many clerical tasks in the future, it will begin to take over some, though not all. Social tasks, you know, like calling to make an appointment or a reception style tasks. Those kinds of things. That will have a large effect on the economy. Again, a mixed bag, positive and negative, it will unlock many new possibilities, particularly for smaller companies who otherwise might not be able to afford a full time receptionist. For example, but also a lot of people will naturally end up being somewhat disrupted by these systems. Just as the advent of desktop computing in the 90s also put a lot of people either out of work or scrambling to keep up with the new developments. With the context of what we've discussed today from social to economic to the greater good of humans and machines, it seems that, as a society, we are moving to a place where there is the demand for transparency. There is the request for data for good and data for all. So we're beginning to move more towards a humane society, though there's a lot of work to be done and your team and yourself among many leaders are building those foundations for a humane world. Whether you're seeing as the next steps that are audience and listeners can take to heart on building for humanity. Yeah. G.K. Chesterton, the writer of Chesterton's fence, fame. Was once asked, what is wrong with the world? And he thought about it for a long time and he basically said, and this was about over a 110 years ago. It's a long, long time back, but he remarks that when the world goes wrong, it's because we try to meet the needs of systems instead of the needs of humans. We sacrifice human needs to serve systems..

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"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"g.k. chesterton" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"To Joel berry not to be confused with crunch berry or really any berry, Joel berry you're your own man, and you grew that beard of your own volition. Did you grunt it out in hopes of landing a gig with the Babylon bee? Because I know that if they see an unbearded youth walk in, they just think like he's probably not reforms enough for us, right? Yeah. Well, I was hired and I started reading spurgeon and like the next morning, it just was incredible. I'm going a beard virtually all the time. But I just shave it off before anybody notices. But I want you to know that it's there. You know, it's happening, basically. It's happening as much as your beard is happening. It's growing about the same rate. See that sometimes. I think you should the next few years. If you take certain vitamins, you could like grunt it out in four days. It's unbelievable. Okay, so here's my question for you. When you were growing up, like ten minutes ago, who were your heroes? Who were your comedy heroes? Is there anything that influenced you or what's your comedy thing? Well, you know it came a little bit later in life. I'll be honest. I was homeschooled very sheltered. You know, I grew up in the world where you know you don't watch The Simpsons, you know, you stay away from The Simpsons. So I had to kind of play catch up later on. But I want to know what level are we talking? It's one thing to avoid The Simpsons. It's another thing to turn your own butter. Like where were you on that spectrum? You were maybe a step above churning our own butter. We were pretty long Jean skirts on the ladies. Oh yes. And like a whole Holly hobby kind of aesthetic? Yeah. So those early Apple on B jokes where we would talk about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, introducing its first baptist supermodel in the long Jean skirt. Those jokes were also too good. It's too good. So yeah, so what did so when did you I mean, was it reading the onion? What was it? What were you reading that made you think I want to do this? Unless it was the B itself. Yeah, it was the B itself, you know? I think the bee was originally inspired by what the onion did. Our founder Adam Ford, he read an onion headline shortly after the Alberta fell decision when they redefine the meaning of marriage at the Supreme Court. And it was something to the effect of forced Supreme Court Justices suddenly realized that they will be the villains in an upcoming Oscar winning movie. You know? And that's a pretty good headline, right? Yeah, it's very good. And I think Adam at that point, he read that. And even though he vehemently disagreed with the point of view of the onion, he had to respect the joke. Why aren't we doing this, you know? Right. Well, I mean, honestly, I think the reason we aren't doing this is because there aren't enough brilliantly funny Christians, and it turns out I was wrong, and I'm so thrilled that you guys exist. You guys, the work you do is so spectacular. If there's anybody listening to this program, who doesn't know the Babylon B, I don't know why they wouldn't go there immediately and check it out. So, but do you now that you are a professional comedy writer along the lines of, I don't know, pick a name out of a hat. Soupy Sales. Jerry Lewis. You know, the whole gang of crazies. You now what you find yourself liking now that you've discovered there's humor beyond the Babylon B or is it retro stuff or is it newer stuff? I love retro stuff. I love silliness. You know, I think, you know, classic like vaudeville comedy is a guy Pratt falling down the stairs as the height. So you're pie in the face kind of guy. I love that stuff. Three Stooges, you know, any of that old stuff. I really love just silliness. I think the thing that's profound about it to me is I think it does speak to the core of what makes shared laughter possible. And it's that kind of shared acknowledgment that we're all a little silly. We're all kind of dumb. We all miss the mark. You know, we're kind of acknowledging our shared sin nature, whether we're on the left or the right. And. Gentlemen, the Greek word amartia, missing the Mark. I can't identify with that very much, but I think I know what you mean theologically. So I can't even. Yes, but that's at the heart of humor. You're right. And it is what makes us human. And I think, so there's particular irony that many religious people don't do humor or they don't get humor or they think they think humor is inherently coarse and unbiblical. Well, we get that question a lot, you know, with Jesus approve of what you're doing. How do you square that with your Christian faith? And that question always kind of confounds me a little bit because we take a lot of our inspiration from comedians, but we also take a lot of our inspiration from great satirists like G.K. Chesterton, Mark Twain. You know, Jonathan Swift. And going all the way back to the Bible, there's a strong, there's some strong satire in the Bible when you look at what Elijah did with the profits of bail. Do you think do you think that sorry to interrupt? Do you think John McCarthy would agree with you or would he cast you into outer darkness, which do you think, yeah, I don't know. We make fun of John Macarthur quite a bit, a good naturedly. And we're told he likes it. So I have to like it. How could he not like it? The greatest thing I think I've ever seen was him coming out of the rafters to pile drive Joel osteen or whatever it was. It was like the funniest that there's nothing funnier than that. And it's inside humor, most Americans would not get it. But who cares about most Americans? It's about us. What we think is funny. That's right. John mcarthur's funny, 'cause he's just he has this reputation as kind of the stiff stodgy guy, and whenever we can get him doing something crazy a pile driver, it's just inherently funny. We're saying, I'm a victim a circumstance. And then around like with one leg, like a clock on the floor when he does that kind of stuff. We are talking to Joel berry who claims to be with the Babylon B I'm not seeing any proof, but we're just gonna go with it because we don't have the staff to check these things out. We'll be right back. Around. Hey folks, you've all helped build my pillow into the amazing company it is today. Mike lindell has an amazing offer.

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Eric and Max McLean Discuss the Genius of C.S. Lewis

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:11 min | 1 year ago

Eric and Max McLean Discuss the Genius of C.S. Lewis

"Was that C. S. Lewis was such an amazing writer. I will compare him to Shakespeare because he wrote his own literature. And I don't mean he wrote literature. I mean, he created a literature, I guess chesterton is a little bit like that. They wrote in so many genres with such genius that they created a whole world. Chesterton was the inspiration for much of his apologetic works. But I would say it was McDonald was his inspiration for this fantasies. And also George Charles Williams as well. I just read that hideous strength, and that's a Charles Williams novel. I was going to say that idiot strengths, which is the third of his so called space trilogy which always annoys me. It's not released based children. I don't know what it is. But it's kind of like Narnia for adults. Well, it's pretty Narnia too. And it was pre Narnia. Yeah. Well, those books are just their genius. I mean, I find it to be one of the great it should be taught alongside Paradise lost in 20th in survey courses of 20th. I keep saying to him, survey courses of western literature. It's genius. It's a retelling of Paradise lost. It's incredible. And that hideous strength, what do you even make? It's prescient its prophetic. It is amazing when you read that you think we're living through this now, unfortunately. But a lot of people aren't familiar with those books, but per landra and that hideous strength. They're just out of the crazy, amazing books. But he wrote poems, some of them are great, one of my favorite ones is the one that I was there in 1998 when they put it up in Addison's walk behind the colleges behind Marlin college where he was, whereas rooms were and where I bumped into you one day. Do you remember that? Yes. You were this was before you gave you anyway. I remember bumping into you on Addison's walk. It's a beautiful place. It is where Lewis came to faith in some

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'Is Atheism Dead?' Live From Freedom Night in America With Eric Metaxas

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:48 min | 1 year ago

'Is Atheism Dead?' Live From Freedom Night in America With Eric Metaxas

"On some college campus is not all of them, the atheists evangelize with more fervor than Christians do on those campuses. And so Eric, what do you think the reason for that is? It seems that atheists are not comfortable being alone. And this is always, I've always tried to challenge them, I say, if there's no, if you don't believe in an eternal life or a creator, you only got so much time left. You better live it up, right? What are you doing trying to convince people for that? By the way, just a reminder, I got a couple of these. You could steal these Eric because you're big on that, right? Is without God, there would be no atheists. Remember that. So and you got to think about that for a second without there would be no way. I'm pretty sure that C. S. Lewis or chesterton. That's chesterton. You can't fool me. Go ahead. It was actually my Uber driver, Eric, okay? So I watched the video where you got that from. The guy who gets his joke from the Uber driver. That was Chris. That was the guy who just passed away. You know, you know, I'm talking about. Norm McDonald's. Oh yeah, yeah, from SNL. He told a story, okay, never mind. Let's continue. I'm looking up the chapter that answers the question you're asking me. Keep going. But most important question when it comes to dealing with an atheist. And we all have atheists in our lives, which is do you hope you're wrong? It's the most important question. Which is if you ask someone who believes in atheism, do you hope you're wrong? Because if you're dealing with an honest person, no atheist actually hopes to believe in nothing. You actually want to believe there is no love. There is no justice. There is no eternal life. And so if an atheist says, you know what, I do hope I'm wrong. Then you're dealing with an honest broker. But if someone says, you know what? I want to be right more than what could possibly be good. Then that right there is a completely different conversation that you're having. At a very fundamental level, even every single atheist should want to be proven wrong. Every single I don't know where I heard that, but I know it's not original with you. But seriously, no, but the point is that that's exactly true. But the other thing and you just asked me this question and I want to answer this, it's in the book. I couldn't find it. But if you believe there's no God, okay? It follows logically. And this is the problem. People don't want to deal with this. They just want to say there's no God, and I can do what I want. No, no, no. If there is no God, there is absolutely no measure of good or evil. There's literally no meaning in the universe. Your life is no different than the life of a gnat. And if that's true, that life is utterly meaningless. The bleakness of that is

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The Churchill Fire

Casefile True Crime

10:05 min | 2 years ago

The Churchill Fire

"Formally known as Hazelwood Churchill was purpose built to accommodate workers involved in the construction and maintenance of the Hazelwood power station in nineteen sixty five to ten was renamed in posthumous owner of Foam British. Promised us so Winston Churchill and grew into a commuter suburb for those working in neighbouring areas. Like Hey did one. Hundred and sixty kilometers southeast of Mobin. Churchill phages a commercial centre for its several thousand locals with Wad pock land separating residential areas industrial estates dense tree plantations and national park and dig- Ridges of farmland frame the township which is home to the Seaney Colli highland and two golden tail nine locally is the beat cigar after Winston Churchill's trademark smoking habit at one thirty two PM on Sunday February. Seven two thousand nine triple zero. Emergency services received a call regarding a wildfire just sawed Churchill. The blaze was full. Columbia south east of town near the intersection of Glenn Donald Road and Jealous Outlet to unsealed stretches of winding roadway that cut through the rural outskirts. It had emerged from the bottom of a natural basin the Bennetts creek catchment which consisted of blue gum. Eucalypt and upon plantations surrounded by hazardous surface fuels such as shrubs wag grass and blackberry bushes. Three minutes after the coal a pilot flying firefighting aircraft ten kilometers from Churchill. Saw Did a column of doc smoke hundreds of feet high rausing from the fires location within ten minutes the flames troubled roughly one Columba and were in the vicinity of forests managed by Timber Company. Hancock Victorian plantations the plantations surveillance planes. Which were Riva's seeing the entirety of the latrobe valley that day would deserted to Churchill to carry out reconnaissance work despite being in its early stages. The fires behavior was noted. As extreme by the Tom. First responders arrived the blaze had spread rapidly and was burning on both sides of jealousy outlet spot. Fires Begin igniting a rounded straining resources and impacting efforts to tackle the central inferno directly requests? Were made for more tankers and dare support however de intense hate was causing water to evaporate before it even hit the ground. The focus then shifted to warning surrounding communities of the urgent threat. Road blocks were established. Durant the file as emergency services personnel visited nearby residences to raise the alarm but two pm the fire had been raging for those often Allah and remained out of control despite the arrival of additional firefighting crews. It continued to move in southeasterly direction through the Broad Valley of benefits. Craig ECRU observed the fire cresting to reach along. Jira lying North Road and by the fifty minute mark. It had traveled about seven kilometers. More spot. Fires were reported and by three PM. The blaze had burned through a plan plantation and to damage the communications our efforts to protect assets continued as emergency relief centres were established in nearby townships at three twenty pm. The fire had destroyed. Its first time. Stead at the intersection of Thomson and to Jira Lying. North roads but five fifteen pm it was approaching the slopes of men tasr e ten kilometers juice out east of Churchill and spotting to the mountains east side as emergency crews tackled they surrounding spot fires. The apex of being funar raged on woods. Elliott that day a strategy is bureau of Meteorology had predicted a severe wind. Change that would hit land between six and eight. Pm shortly before. Four o'clock there. Prediction was amended to the window of five thirty and seven. Pm The planning officer responsible for the Churchill Fire Unaware of the amendment told the Incident Management Team to expect at the midpoint of seven when they change arrived and now earlier than anticipated at sent seventy kilometer and now a gusts through the region that suddenly shifted the fire in a northeasterly direction. The winds posed a significant threat to way across and forced them to land as fifteen kilometer. Long uncontrolled flank of. Phya developed that ran from the origin. Point Nature Chill through to the east side of Tozzi as it progressed fullwood burning debris rained down and ignited the surrounding vegetation almost instantly. It was accompanied by an east bleeding rush of what noise described by witnesses as the sand of immense pressure. Lucca that of a jet engine. Following this hurricane like wind change the file was at. Its most dangerous threatening multiple townships as well as the one wrong state forest residents working fervently to defend their himes when now blinded by an Ol- encompassing blackness composed of Smokin Dash. All of a sudden the in band firestorm had peed through the dock. Luckily Sunrise Churchill Resident Greg. We stated on you. The fire front was coming. You could hear it. You could smell it. You could feel the hate coming up out of the valley. The flames were right there. And where the heart of the trees and to that again. Three hundred Fateha plus there were big swirling vortexes is just a big swirling masses of flames that would burst and explode out of the treetops' shortly after six PM. Three water tankers belonging to volunteer. Fire Service the country fire authority were involved. In a series of Burn I've is wherein their crews were forced to take shelter where possible as the firing trapped them the boon either hit with quote great ferocity firefight at Graham Chesterton recall blackwood say MBA's thought the full was locked out coming from everywhere. The became very smokey and everything started to burn rapidly. That was spot FIS on the ground. All the rant me and the trees dotted burning at that stage aghast. I had about ten to fifteen seconds until I would have to make a move. Within those seconds the conditions deteriorated so rapidly. That are realized that wasn't safe too late truck. At that time a did not night where rule Marc crew members. Were on the decision to make a May Day call us said something along. The lines of we are completely surrounded by fire Tabun. I've lasted an estimated ten minutes firefighting crews elsewhere listened. Says their colleagues frantically broadcast may calls. I've Aradio but were unable to approach the scene due to the level of danger or they could do was respond. There is nothing we can do for you incredibly. None of the firefighter discord in the burn. Iva lost their lives the via finally slowed at eight PM. And by the following day of Sunday February I it was mostly brought to a whole l. Dive burning continued in heavily feud areas the Churchill fire named after its point of origin was not a visually listed under control until eleven days later on February nineteen more than six hundred firefighting personnel battled the blaze supported by one hundred and five vehicles and appliances in total. It had burned more than twenty five thousand eight hundred and sixty one heck Dez and destroyed one hundred forty five times elsewhere. Four hundred separate bushfires had devastated the Victorian landscape with the most destructive and deadly being the king like into Marysville FIS in the sites northeast collectively the fires had released eighty thousand kilowatts of. Hey the equivalent of five hundred atomic bombs. One hundred and seventy three. Papal had perished and four hundred and fourteen were left injured more than two thousand times and ten thousand kilometers of fence. Lon had been raised and an estimated one million animals were killed. Buerry seven two thousand nine became the deadliest bushfire. Catastrophe in Victoria's history and was henceforth referred to as black Saturday

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