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Bonus Episode 3 | Conversation With Joe Rigi At Our Warpath

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The Catholic Church has a term called the “Church Militant,” which is the body of living Christians – those who are still fighting the spiritual fight. Joe Rigi and his team at Our Warpath are helping Catholics live an authentically Catholic life. We were able to have a great chat about what it means to be authentically Catholic and the challenges facing those trying to do so.

“The love of heaven makes one heavenly.”

-William Shakespeare

Some of the things we covered:

  • What does it mean to live an authentically Catholic life?
  • What are the challenges facing Catholics?
  • What does Our Warpath offer its leaders and listeners?
  • How do we push back against our secular culture?
  • And much more…..

About Our Warpath 

Our Warpath is a group of Catholic young men and women that have one single goal: to try their very best at leading real catholic lives. They see the beauty of it. They see the sheer awesome power of living this kind of life. But they know that they are weak and that the world wants them to run away and submit. But they have no plans to retreat. No. They want to wake up everyday and be disciplined, thoughtful, intelligent and true. And they want to help every living soul do the same. And so here they are, hoping that this endeavor of theirs will help you live the life that you were destined to live. 

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211. Elitism and Prideful Disdain | A Nasty Story by Fyordor Dostoevsky Conversation of Our Generation

In Dostoevsky's Nasty Story, we follow the dreadful evening of a prideful bureaucrat. The story follows Ivan Ilyich Pralinsky, as he decides to crash his subordinate's wedding reception. His reason for doing so, whether he admits it or not, is his pride. And, that's what I want to discuss today: how elitism leads people to pride and a disdain for "common people." What is Elitism? Basically, elitism is the idea that a group of wealthy, powerful people deserve their wealth and power. Even if the elites are born into it, they still feel deserving. And, if they're deserving, then the common people they look down on did something to be undeserving. So, it turns out to create a sort of social, political, and financial caste system. The problem is, the self-proclaimed elites aren't always deserving of the praise they seek. So, it can go wrong for them. Humbling the Elites In the past, I've reviewed Dostoevsky's work, and discussed the neuroticism of his characters. Ivan Ilyich Pralinsky is no exception. Throughout this story, he has this inner dialogue where he'll be held up as a hero of the people. But, the story doesn't go the way he planned it. In the end, he is humbled terribly and it shows that the higher one holds himself up, the further he can fall. Pralinsky's elitist attitude blinded him from reality just as our elites are today. If you want to read it, you can find it for free here. For more book reviews and discussions like these, check out my library. For more on this, click here for the full episode and show notes to Elitism and Prideful Disdain. Subscribe to my podcast, wherever you listen, here>> — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
  1. 211. Elitism and Prideful Disdain | A Nasty Story by Fyordor Dostoevsky
  2. 210. Political Action and the Call to "Do Something"
  3. 209. Breaking the Rules of Philosophy
  4. 208. Failures of Modernity and Rationality
  5. 207. Was Lincoln a Good President?
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