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Top Discussions This Week 2/12

I hate to admit that Tom Brady is the GOAT. As a Colts fan, it really pains me, but he proved it this week, even if some may not agree. But, the Super Bowl isn’t the only thing that happened this week. Lots of great conversations happened on Twitter, podcasts, and here at the Conversation of Our Generation. Keep reading to see what caught my attention this week.

Top Podcasts This Week

This week’s Pints with Jack episode was great. David talked to Jason Lepojärvi about love, sex, and marriage, and I walked away with some tremendous insights. The richness that Jason brought to the conversation was great. If you haven’t been following Matt and David as they go through the Screwtape Letters, you should.

There was also a great conversation on religiosity and secularism on the Rubin Report. His roundtable with Peter Boghossian, Eric Metaxas, Rabbi Wolpe confronted problems facing our culture from different perspectives.

Social Chatter

My Conversations:

Stephen and Brian from The Vital Masculinity Podcast joined me again for a great conversation about how to build a virtuous society. As always, it was a great conversation with the guys, as we discussed friendship, virtue, and much more confronting our society.

Also, I was a guest on The Survival Podcast. Jack and I discussed how to have productive conversations ordered toward truth. Instead of trying to win an argument, we talked about how to dialogue with someone in a way that you grow together.

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219. Why a Political Philosophy Is Important | Natural Law by Lysander Spooner - Conversation of Our Generation

Our society has a problem discussing politics and political ideas, and I think I know the issue. Our country has divided itself on many issues, but that's nothing new. However, nowadays few people have a political philosophy underpinning their beliefs. I think that is at the root of the issue. If we had firm foundations, it would be easier to hear opposing viewpoints. But, when we build our ideas on foundations of sand, we have to stop them from washing away. Read more here: https://conversationofourgeneration.com/2021/05/07/why-a-political-philosophy-is-important--natural-law-by-lysander-spooner/ What is Political Philosophy? Political philosophy is a grounding in how you view the world. Basically, it acts as a framework to which you can attach your ideas. From there, you can build an understanding of the world by attaching new information to the framework. It also gives you a set of first principles for discussing politics. Buy your copy of Natural Law by Lysander Spooner here>> What is Natural Law? Natural law is Aristotle's political philosophy, Locke's political philosophy, and the basis for many other great thinkers. Lysander Spooner's work, Natural Law, is a great way to learn more about how Natural Law operates in a political context. It's a short book, and I think anyone would benefit from reading it. People who do not understand Natural Law, would learn a lot about it, even if they don't believe it from this work. What is My Political Philosophy? I adhere to an understanding of Natural Law that the moral truths and political truths are discoverable like science. I also believe in a broad basis of liberty for all men, and think it should be a top priority in political discussions. Also, I have faith in the common people in many ways, as long as they aren't led to believe falsities by the powerful elites. I fall in line with thinkers like Aristotle, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Roger Scruton, and others. Whose political philosophy is reflected in the Declaration of Independence? The ideas reflected in the Declaration of Independence are the ideas I discussed above. The Declaration of Independence includes ideas from Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, Thomas Paine, and others. It is a call to liberty and justice for all, and laid the groundwork for American self-governance. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
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  2. 218. Political Division in America – What's Causing it, and How Do We Fix It?
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  4. 216. Confronting Feminism and Media Bias with Traditional Values
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