Episode 3: One Track Mind?

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"An ass which turns a millstone did a hundred miles walking. When it was loosed, it found that it was still at the same place. There are men who make many journeys, but make no progress anywhere... In vain did the wretches labour."
-Gospel of Philip

"What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet."
-Woody Allen

Kicking off with Robert Price's response to Rick Warren's chapter "Who Drives Your Life?" we delve into the topics of guilt, forgiveness, sin, and even evil. What makes us feel bad after doing something wrong? Were we committing a sin against God, and in our fear of holy retribution we seek forgiveness? Price points out that the word "repent" comes from the Greek word for "changing one's mind." Is that all we are doing, changing our minds and choosing not to feel bad about something we did (and forgiving ourselves), or about something another person has done to us (forgiving others)? Brian Dunning of Skeptoid.com offers his take on the whole idea of forgiveness, the nature of "sin" and is sure to make you turn your head and say "Hmm," thoughtfully.

Points to Ponder: Becoming is better than being.

Quote to Remember: "Why do you not judge for yourself what is right?" (Luke 12:57, RSV)

Question to Consider: What decisions have brought me to where I am today, whether I like that place or bemoan it? Was I even aware of making those decisions? Did I let others make them for me?

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Anonymous said...


Great podcast, but where can I get the last episode?

Danny Schade said...

It takes a little bit for all the feeds to come through. Listen on the webpage, in the meantime I'll put up a direct link to download the file.