Link to today's Philosophy Club call for paid subscribers + request
Good, evil, and love in Christianity and beyond
The topic of today’s “philosophy club” call for paid subscribers (Friday December 1, 2pm EST) is something I have been looking forward to for months. As usual, if you want to participate but can’t afford a paid subscription now, or if you have supported me in the past and want to be comped, just send me a note please, and I will very happily comp you to my Substack.
Today’s call will start with a conversation with Jim Parrish about good, evil, and the notion that “God is love.” Jim is a reader with strong, loving Christian beliefs with whom I have occasionally compared spontaneous theological notes, and I have been consistently impressed with his feel of things.
It is very interesting. Our formal theological frameworks are not the same at all, and yet both of us seem to have come to the conclusion that the essence of God is love. On my end, I am greatly looking forward to this conversation about the most sacred things, done with respect for all our souls. It is really very interesting and mysterious how our individual life trajectories lead us, and how we find our spiritual answers in our unique ways.
After Jim presents his take, we will all talk and compare notes. I am greatly looking forward to this!
The second part of this email is a request of personal practical importance to me. I am continuing my SOS fundraiser, and if you have been thinking about donating but never got to it, now is a good time. If you you are supporting me already, thank you from my heart! This is a loving request. I view you as family and trust your decisions on what you can and want to do, and when, etc. On my end, I’ll keep doing what feels right to me, i.e. “fighting robots” and standing up for what feels important and by doing what feels right in each moment, we end up “defeating the great reset” together, in due time. The beauty of the human spirit stuns me, it stuns me all the time. Your kindness stuns me. I am imperfect, and yet you are kind to me. It is so beautiful. Thank you.
And here is a masterful Georgian chant. The link to today’s call is after video, if you don’t see the link and think that you should, please send me a note.