A Thinker's Guide To…
The Apocalypse: The Dissonance
“I can feel the stomach acid swimming up to the top of my throat
and I think that I know
that this bitter taste
is in fact
just my last bit of hope.”
My family history would intrigue you if you are a therapist, or if you are interested in dysfunctional family dynamics (aren't we all?). Growing up in a family of fundamentalists, there was no room for poetry or imagination. It was all black and white. It's words on the page that you must take for what they say. Can you guess what happens when you admit that the bible can't be read 100% literally?
When you forgo literalism, you forgo your claim to innocence. So settle in, because today I'm telling you a story about a holiday family party that began with shrimp dip and Stouffer's macaroni and cheese, and ended with my aunt telling me that I was following Satan and going straight to hell.
By now you know that I talk about hell quite a bit. I've told you how I spent far too much time avoiding it, running from it…terrified of it. This story I'm telling you today is the exact moment I realized I wasn't heading for hell. I was already there, and it was a pleasure to burn.
In our seventh episode, we are are going to discover what happens when despair and hope battle for the fate of our sanity.
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A Thinker’s Guide To… is a podcast for thoughtful, curious observers, who have been collecting systems of meaning for years in a never-ending quest to understand what goes on in your inner world. You feel compelled to not only see what’s in your heart, but to savor the depth and complexity of your life.
I get it. Like you, I’m an endlessly curious soul who delights in thinking about things in unusual ways and asking questions that get under your skin. This is a space for us to discover the profound in the profane.
Join me each week as we tell stories and dig deep to extract their meaning, leaving you with key questions to ponder. Think of each episode as an existential sermon specifically designed for the secular thinkers. Together, we’ll think deeply so we can act boldly in a world undergoing profound transformation.