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A History of Human Violence

David Gornoski continues his analysis of the election with its Big Tech censorship and Dominion software controversy. The host of A Neighbor’s Choice also comments on the latest news surrounding the economic shutdowns due to COVID-19. What do the current overt authoritarianism and election rigging tell us about politicians? Is the concept of the “noble savage” true? Join David as he takes us through the history of how mankind creates and refines violence while setting up centralized institutions. Listen to the full episode for all this and more.

Our Cannibalistic Desires: Shannon Braswell Interviews David Gornoski

Shannon Braswell, in his first episode of Polymath’s Paradise, sits down with David Gornoski. The two resume their discussion on the works of Rene Girard. David takes us through his disillusionment with mainstream Christian talking points and his introduction to Rene Girard.

“Jesus was basically an object for folks rather than the subject of your life,” David says, “Jesus had become an object with people to have a social status in comparison with others.” How do we make Jesus the subject of our lives?

How does the eucharist relate to cannibalism? How is civilization, as we know it, rooted in cannibalism? How has Christ affected humanity through this ritual consumption of the other in our species? Listen to the full podcast to find out.