The Faitheism Project Podcast, S2E22: “What NOW?”

After a brief hiatus, Randy and I wanted to come back with something light, fun – an episode called “Guilty Pleasures”. We’ll get there. But, we came back into a world that didn’t feel terribly light or fun. Against a backdrop of persistent bad news – or news that riled the nation – The Supreme Court made some very key decisions before finishing its work for the session. The country’s still reverberating, alternately celebrating and seething. That can’t be good for anyone…

We know that politics is a tough topic to put on the table. It’s right up there with religion for explosive potential. What Randy and I are learning to do through this podcast is to have the kind of civil conversations we used to be better at (collectively). Among political topics, few are as flashpoint ready as abortion. It’s the picture definition of “loaded”. One can’t even define one’s terms without starting an argument.

But, here we are regardless. Is it possible to talk about one topic – like, say, abortion – apart from any or all other topics? Is it possible to solve one problem without connecting it to others? Is it possible to solve one problem while creating a myriad of new ones – albeit unintentionally?

Hey, the Fourth of July is coming – you want fireworks, you got fireworks! The trick is – and it’s really what our podcast is about – is what to do after all the fireworks go off and the smell of gunpowder hangs heavy in the air. These are trying times with trying problems. The goal is keep talking to each other despite our differences.

How do you think we did?

The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E22: “What Now?”

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