Just in time for Christmas, Ben puts on his producer hat and hands the keys to the proverbial kingdom over to this week’s hosts Jenna and Phoenix who are excited to talk about the word religion. No video game conversations this week, but there will be plenty of time for that when they each appear with Ben in January.
00:00:20 - Your hosts this week are Phoenix and Jenna 00:02:15 - Question 1: “There are numerous instances of violence and wars occurring in the name of religious beliefs, but what are the benefits of organized religion?" 00:07:36 - Mistranslations in the First Epistle to the Corinthians and the Book of Leviticus 00:11:45 - Jenna and the double edged sword of her previous religious community 00:16:14 - Discrediting modern science, and is religion more harmful than helpful? 00:18:29 - Question 2: “Discuss things in life you have experienced that can not be explained by science. Would you consider these religious events? Why or why not?” 00:20:30 - Phoenix and Jenna reference the words they discussed with Ben for upcoming shows 00:23:32 - Don’t feed the crocodile, and Jenna communicates with a deceased relative 00:31:44 - Guidance is guidance, Jenna is really in to rocks, and Phoenix is a raccoon? 00:35:03 - Phoenix says, “Pluto is emo Hades” 00:37:28 - Question 3: “Rituals are a major part of religious practices. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using rituals in religion. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using rituals in day to day life.” 00:39:31 - Jenna defines the word sacristan 00:46:01 - Bash speaks up when he hears to word “cat” and “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell 00:50:25 - When is something a ritual, and “is a cup of coffee in the morning a ritual?” 00:55:59 - A shout-out to Mason, and Phoenix explains Scientology to Jenna 00:58:16 - The fake book, and Phoenix’s Latter Day Saints story 01:00:30 - Ben thinks the world needs more of Phoenix’s renditions of Greek Myths 01:03:31 - Phoenix and Jenna close the show like pros!
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