S1E1: Life Is a Pigsty

Men plot, God Laughs, so goes a Yiddish saying.  

Philosophers might say we find ourselves at an epistemological disadvantage.  We know our experiences and machinations can be more about appearance than reality.   We can be mistaken about what we've seen and what we've heard.  How else do you explain unrequited love?  It is not without reason that Shakespeare wrote,

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; And therefore, is wing’d Cupid painted blind” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).  

But let not your hearts be troubled.  Life may be messy.  It may be difficult, if not impossible, to see all ends, but it does not follow that the darkness about us is complete and total.  

Stay tuned. 

"Life is a Pigsty.  And if you don't know this, then what do you know?"   ― Morrissey

“For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”   ― J. R. R. Tolkien

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“Life Is a Pigsty" is a derivative of "Angel of Grief variation with long hair" by AmyTheSpiritSeeker, used under CC BY-SA 3.0.


A Strange Fire: Trailer

Socrates is believed to have said: “The unexamined life is not worth living”. And we agree.

But this life, once examined, reveals a tempest of ideas and imaginings. This life is strange, and this podcast is an exploration of this strangeness.

We invite you to come with us as we explore things settled, which on closer examination turn out to be not so settled.

G. K. Chesterton said, “...the function of imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange; not so much to make wonders facts as to make facts wonders.”

With humor (we hope), and in humility, we hope you will come with us as we explore . . A Strange Fire.

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