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.
Shaun, Rick, Gus, Hector, and the guy who runs Common Filth sit down to talk about morality, atheism, religion, philosophy, history, and the growing errors of the Alt Right.
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As to the fatalism of those who believe that man must be a slave to the spirit of the age, it is disproved by the experience of every Christian worthy of the name, for the Christian life is nothing if it is not a struggle against the spirit of every age for the sake of eternity.
Man’s freedom has been given him to choose between the true God and himself, between the true path to deification whereon the self is humbled and crucified in this life to be resurrected and exalted in God and eternity, and the false path of self-deification which promises exaltation in this life but ends in the Abyss. These are the only two choices, ultimately, open to the freedom of man; and upon them have been founded the two Kingdoms, the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Man, which may be discriminated only by the eye of faith in this life, but which shall be separated in the future life as Heaven and Hell. It is clear to which of them modern civilization belongs. The old commandment of Thou shalt, says [Nietzsches] Zarathustra, has become outmoded; the new commandment is I will.
In the Christian life, the old self with its constant I will must be done away with and a new self, centered in Christ and His will, be born.
Christian compromise in thought and word and negligence in deed have opened the way to the triumph of the forces of the absurd, of Satan, of Antichrist. The present age of absurdity is the just reward of Christians who have failed to be Christians.
It is futile, in fact it is precisely absurd, to speak of reforming society, of changing the path of history, of emerging into an age beyond absurdity, if we have not Christ in our hearts; and if we do have Christ in our hearts, nothing else matters.
Fr. Seraphim Rose