Episode 304- An Uneasy Weekend, Violence and Numbness, Video Games and Porn in The Cave Under the Cave, and Palms As Reality

April 11, 2017
In this early morning episode a tired and somewhat punchy Andrew, after the recap of an uneasy weekend, a random scripture meditation on digging, TACers at mass, messing with Duckie about music, a dude watching Youtube on speaker while Andrew tries to eat epic brisket, and FrOLo from HoProMoGo rocks a Theology on Tap. Then, he turns to several sides of the Syria strike and declares “Socratic wisdom” on it, since he knows nothing and knows that he knows nothing. After a bit more political commentary, Andrew returns to his rumination and how shocked his at how not shocked he is and how little he is moved by the bombings in Coptic Churches in Egypt over the weekend and considers whether media is killing our/his reaction. Finally, after an exploration of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, Andrew comes to a blinding flash of the obvious that what Plato was using as a metaphor for our relationship to the world of sense experience is our reality now. We in modern society are collectively epitomized by the teenage boy, underground, in the dark, staring at a screen, confusing video games or porn for real life, and in need of being pulled up and into the light…just to get back to the “Cave” Plato is talking about!! He ends with a quick reflection on Palm Sunday and that how those same people that greeted Jesus as a king with the palms were the same people yelling for him to be killed, and that we do the exact same thing all the time. 
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