26 - Satan's Sunday School


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"We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talent” - Mark Twain

"But your daughter doesn't say she's a demon; she insists she's the devil himself, and that's the same thing as saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte! You see?" - William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist


Another great discussion featuring Dan Sawyer! Dan and Danny discuss the Bible and the myths surrounding the character of Satan. Dan Sawyer says he's and atheist, but he actually believes in Satan! Listen to find out why!

Check out more of Dan and his work at http://www.jdsawyer.net/

Point to Ponder: Believers are actually pretty optimistic about the world: if only we could get rid of this cosmic troublemaker, everything would be okay.

Quote to Remember: "I cannot omit calling attention to the interesting fact that whereas the central Christian symbolism is a Trinity, the formula of the unconscious mind is a quaternity. As a matter of fact even the orthodox Christian formula is not quite complete, because the dogmatic aspect of the evil principle is absent from the Trinity, the former leading a more or less awkward existence as [the] devil." - Carl Jung, "Dogma and Natural Symbols"

Question to Consider: Doesn't a literal belief in Satan implicitly mitigate the severity of human sinfulness?

9 comments:

jmilillustrates said...

Wouldn't this be episode 25?

Great show guys, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Nice intro. The "aint got no doubts" line made me smile.

Agagooga said...

Hey, are you guys alright? Been almost 4 weeks with no episodes. It's not like you guys (still catching up on old episodes, sorry if you explained the reason why in this episode, but noticed new ones weren't coming)

Danny Schade said...

agagooga,
Yeah, we're cool. We had a bit of a break b/c of some personal issues, which I will fill the listeners in on. We just recorded ep. 27, and it'll be out shortly. Then we're back on track, I hope.

Agagooga said...

Great.

Agagooga said...

Is there a Chapter 26 summary btw? I jumped around this episode but couldn't hear Bob Price's reassuring monologue.

Danny Schade said...

Are you kidding me? Did we not release the ch. 26 summary?!?!? Wow... I'll try to get on that.

Agagooga said...

I looked through both the podcast RSS feed and the blog but didn't see it.

My eyes missed the granny and Navy Seal, but one out of two isn't bad...

Jean-Michel Abrassart said...

Hello,

Love the new intro song. It's really cool.

See ya,