On Cultural Conflicts (and Getting Mad)


Outrageous cultural happenings understandably provoke our outrage.

On the downside, the recent FB whistleblower points out that FB's artificial intelligence relentlessly looks to inflame that righteous anger for its own nefarious purposes. A whole category of spiritual writings, called "apocalypses," helps us safely navigate this conundrum. Dave Schmelzer offers wisdom from a major scholar and from the great writer sometimes called "John the Revelator" to help us boldly stand up for important things while remaining happy and hope-filled.

Mentioned on this podcast:

Craig R. Koester's magisterial Great Courses course: The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History

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