Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs

Hungary Four - England Kneel

June 17, 2022 J.A. Franklin, T.J. Pelham, Daniel French
Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs
Hungary Four - England Kneel
Show Notes

Rev Tom Pelham is back joining regular host Rev Jamie Franklin. In an episode packed full of spiritually enlightened cultural wisdom, we ask why the English football team has become so terrible (maybe because they have stopped caring about football and now imagine that the sport is a vehicle for the transmission of their "values"?) and why Hollywood seems so unilaterally incapable of making entertaining films (with the notable exception of Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick). We talk Matt Walsh's recent documentary What is a Woman? and discuss recent church news including: Justin Welby and various bishops slam the government's plans to send illegal immigrants abroad to seek a better life in Rwanda (but, whoops, they put their public letter on an online newspaper that has a paywall so nobody can read it!) and Pope Francis saying some surprisingly sensible things about Ukraine. In other news, the technocrats want to ban smoking for everybody except octogenarians and Cineworld finds itself caught in the middle of an internecine battle for supremacy between Sunni and Shia Muslims.
We also talk the plausibility of many of the outlandish claims made by transhumanists, talk about how to live meaningfully in a "post-democratic" situation and much much more!
Our Scripture this week is taken from Psalm 131 and raises the question as to whether or not we would find our lives a lot more peaceful if we just stop concerning ourselves with all this stuff.
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Links:
Welby and Charles Slam Rwanda Plan
Pope Francis Comments on Ukraine
Would you prefer peace or "justice" in Ukraine?
Technocrats want to ban smoking
The Fantasy of Addiction
The Crimes of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Islamic Protestors Close Down Lady of Heaven
Sectarian Cinema

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