Date

2013-08-05

Featuring

Ben, Matt

Length

1:04:54

Category

Philosophy

Essential

2019-02-12

Too many great thougths to take notes on them all.

Plato and the allegory of the cave

School of Athens painting

We have no writing from Socrates

Questions in The Republic: what is justice? What is the perfectly just state?

The allegory of the cave introduces platonic forms

Applied to storytelling: stories are shadows reflecting reality

God presents the Bible as narrative

Ben's favorite saint is Augustine

In The Catholic Controversy, Francis de Sales defends Catholicism against Protestantism

Why is the platonic dualistic view of "spirit, good; flesh, bad" so popular in Christianity? That duality was foreign to 1st-century Jews.

How much of Christianity can only be understood "from the inside"? To a non-Christian, it's just shadows.

Politics

56:35 Sci-Fi Christian Story Time: Matt is no longer the biggest LOST fan

There is a retired podcast, Flip the Table, that reviewed cheesy, weird, and obscure board games. Think 372 Pages for board games; in fact, they've mentioned MST3K as an inspiration. It's probably my second favorite podcast. Anyway, they reviewed LOST: The Game on episode 98.