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Critical Everything Theory | Top Discussions 2/26

Critical race theory has become a household term (sadly). In fact, critical theory has invaded every aspect of our culture an our national discourse. But, most people don’t even realize it.

I think this vision of the world is truly corrupting our culture, and it’s time we push back. Critical Theory cannot be the lens through which we view the world, and we have to protect our children from this distorted philosophy.

This week’s top discussions feature a CTR roundtable on the Rubin Report, another woke toy, and an exciting announcement about my new course.

If you came across something this week that I missed, let me know here. I’m always looking for new voices in the Conversation of Our Generation.

Top Podcasts

Dave Rubin sat down with James Lindsay, Allie Beth Stuckey, and Christopher Rufo in this podcast to discuss critical race theory. What I enjoyed about it was that it really got into the issue of solving the problem, rather than just talking about why critical race theory is absurd.

What makes God “God?” Catholic apologist, Trent Horn, explained the most important part of God’s existence for us to understand. Learn what it is that makes God different from creation in this podcast. And, I’m throwing in a bonus because I like Trent’s podcast a lot. So, check out one of his other episodes this past week on mass hysteria.

Top News

Yet another attack on the truth about gender and sex came out this week. Mr. Potatohead is going to be dropping the “Mr.” from his name so kids can make same-sex couples or gender non-conforming Potatohead. Read more about this here.

Also, the House passed an bill to “protect the LGBTQ community.” My worry is that it will go far beyond that and actually harm people who see this as sinful. While gay or trans people should not have basic services withheld, there is a serious problem with forcing people to endorse their behavior. My concern is that this “protection” will be overextended to require affirmation since there really aren’t a lot of human rights abuses toward the LGBTQ(etc.) community.

Social Chatter

One of my tweets started an interesting thread about how our society is dealing with homosexual behavior. It was really interesting, and amicable despite being personal for the person I was talking to. So, definitely check that out.

Also, the Vital Masculinity Podcast put out a thread of work they enjoyed. The thread included beautiful art, thoughtful content, and cool merchandise.

My Conversations

My chat with Nicole from Infinity Twins about preventing burnout was a lot of fun. And, it was nice to dive into the practical and basic solutions to real problems facing us, which is stress.

Plus, I dropped my very first course where I covered book one of the Nichomachean Ethics. This will be something I continue to build on. More to come on this, so sign up below to get updates.

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236. Materialism & The Human Person | The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Conversation of Our Generation

According to Wikepedia, "Materialism is a form of philosophical monism that holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all things, including mental states and consciousness, are results of material interactions. According to philosophical materialism, mind and consciousness are by-products or epiphenomena of material processes (such as the biochemistry of the human brain and nervous system), without which they cannot exist. This concept directly contrasts with idealism, where mind and consciousness are first-order realities to which matter is subject and material interactions are secondary." Valid Concerns and Good Points At first, it seems to make sense. Much of what we encounter is material. Our food, light, furniture, etc. is all material. It would be easy at first glance to think everything boils down to what is material. But, does that really comport with what we experience and know? Errors of Materialism Materialism leaves out a large chunk of the human experience. First, it fails, like naturalism, to fully account for the supernatural and the spiritual. And, in doing so, it denies free will and many other parts of our experience that are products of the spirit. Also, materialism doesn't allow for the abstract truths we know to be. Moral truths, natural laws, beauty, and even some mathematical truths can't exist if everything is material. So, materialism fails to explain all that we know about the world. Corrections There is more to the world than just the material. It doesn't fit with our understanding of the world. We experience more than just the material in art and music, as well as abstract concepts. We also experience the phenomenon of free will, which is impossible in a materialist world. In order to fully comport with reality, we need to take into account more than material things. In order to fully experience the world, we have to take account for the non-material parts of our lives. Related Episodes in this Series What is Objective Reality? What is Subjective Reality? Unity of Subject and Object The Golden Mean for Understanding Objective and Subjective Reality Naturalism & The Human Person | The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
  1. 236. Materialism & The Human Person | The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
  2. 235. Naturalism & The Human Person | The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
  3. 234. The Golden Mean for Understanding Objective and Subjective Reality
  4. 233. Is Patriotism Good? | Reflections on the 4th of July
  5. 232. Unity of Subject and Object

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