We deal with someone else’s paywall content, so we decided to put it behind our own paywall. Both to respect the sensitivity of the material and to disincentivize casuals. Chris Cantwell has been one of our favorite internet people for a while, and lately he’s gone through some dark territory and has felt the hand of God pulling him to the light. We go over some of those things.
Hector and Johnny Cash bring us the story of Christmas.
Today is born of the Virgin Him Who holdeth all creation in the hollow of His hand.
He Whose essence is untouchable is wrapped in swaddling clothes as a babe.
The God Who from of old established the heavens lieth in a manger.
He Who showered the people with manna in the wilderness feedeth on milk from the breasts.
And the bridegroom of the Church calleth the Magi, and the Son of the Virgin accepteth gifts from them.
We worship Thy Nativity, O Christ.
Show us also Thy divine Theophany!
This was recorded November 10, Day 2 of Trump’s America. Completely impromptu discussion, not at all what we had planned. Join Rick, Gus, Shaun, Ivan, and Hector as we (badly) predict and plan for the future.
Also, this is the post Shaun reads at the beginning: https://romeisburningdotshow.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/img_20161111_135945.jpg
Rick, Gus, and Alex talk about one of the greatest movies of all time, Taxi Driver. We get into Loneliness, Degeneracy, Judgement, and how not to lose track of yourself in the never-ending onslaught of the modern world.
From the desire of being esteemed, deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being loved,
From the desire of being extolled,
From the desire of being honored,
From the desire of being praised,
From the desire of being preferred to others,
From the desire of being consulted,
From the desire of being approved,
From the fear of being humiliated, deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being despised,
From the fear of suffering rebukes,
From the fear of being calumniated,
From the fear of being forgotten,
From the fear of being ridiculed,
From the fear of being wronged,
From the fear of being suspected,
That others may be loved more than I, O Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I,
That, in the opinion of the world, others may, increase and I may decrease,
That others may be chosen and I set aside,
That others may be praised and I unnoticed,
That others may be preferred to me in everything,
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, O Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
This was recorded earlier this month when Germany had a string of terror attacks right as we were getting stuff for the show lined back up. The conversation starts there but goes everywhere, as usual.