The Every Belief Is A Risk Podcast is here. Listen now…
The Every Belief Is A Risk Podcast is a medium-length discussion of any and all ideas related to Risk, Uncertainty, & Serendipity.
Just in time for “Easter”… Two episodes:
Episode 0.1: Where Did Religion Come From?
Episode 0.2 Economics of Crucifixion
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You can’t define religion unless you look at the pattern of events at the origins of today’s religions. We shouldn’t just focus on the parallel rules or morals common to Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc. Instead, we should look at how the founding teachers of these religions rebelled against the political and religious structures of the societies in which they lived.
The Easter story was not a magical miracle. But the event is still really important — not just because Western history spent so much time talking about it and representing it. We should think a little bit more about why the Romans used crucifixion as their method of choice for executions. And then we should understand Jesus’s so-called Resurrection as the culminating performance in the life of a great philosopher.
Here is a list of potential future topics!
Laissez-Faire in the Garden of Eden
Did Adam and Eve have Sex in Eden? (Of course they did)
Where does Religion come from?
Civilization Sucks. But What Else Is There?
The Coolest Teachers Who Made it into History
Do we even have Rituals anymore?
Is Capitalism a Religion?
How Does Divination Work?
From Socrates through the Gospels.
How Greek Philosophy Failed… and Became Christianity
What is Zen? And what does it have to do with Buddha?
What is “Love” and Where Did It Come From?
Jesus Christ Performance Artist
What Would Chuang Tzu Say About St. Paul?
Muhammad was a Merchant: Islam’s tortured relationship with Capitalism.
Can Democracy and Capitalism Coexist?
Is there room for Love in Capitalism?
Abraham Got Cucked. That’s why He Wanted to Kill Isaac.
When the Zen Monk met the Ghost of St. Paul
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