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Ramayana and the Birth of ‘High Morality’

The study of ancient literature, particularly the great mythologies, helps us decipher the origin of culture and society. We come to learn that within each heroic and magical tale, and beneath each culture that springs from that tale, is the story of a lynch mob and a sacrificed victim. Take, for example, the great poem […]

The Birth of Mercy

Recently, a psychology professor by the name of Erik Sprankle stated that the Virgin Mary may not have given ‘consent’ when the angel Gabriel told her that she would give birth to Jesus. Besides showing the utter ignorance that is overwhelming in academia, the professor proved how much contemporary thought is possessed by ideological and […]

Media Myths Fall Like Lightning

David Gornoski starts the episode with a telling critique of the institutions that perpetuate theft and anti-western indoctrination. How does Woke Corporate-Fascism compare to Christianity and the myths of old? David reads from the work of Rene Girard and helps us understand how the Christian Gospel lays bare the concoction of narratives by power brokers. […]

Humpty Dumpty Can Never Return

“How many people of color overseas were bombed or led to starvation? Say their names, New York Times.” In this episode, David Gornoski provides a scorching critique of the New York Times’ pro-war and pro-injustice narratives disguised as social justice. What lies behind the phenomenon of rich kids wanting to overthrow capitalism? What causes rich […]

Meeting Goliath with the Truth

“We have to be mindful of the content we consume.” Join David Gornoski as he dissects and highlights how the new media–imitative of the old TV media–never seem to make you into a better person. How does the media obfuscate our moral responsibility? How does the media manipulate us into thinking that words are violence […]

THINGS HIDDEN 22: Twilight of the American Gods

Shannon Braswell and David Gornoski return for another exciting episode of THINGS HIDDEN. The two address Kanye West’s appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, the concept of the holy fool, the cultural decline in France, the rise of suicide terrorism, the rise of troll culture, the need for distinctions and role models in society, and […]

The Godfather – A Film Analysis

At the start of The Godfather: Part II (directed by Francis Ford Coppola), we see a grim exchange between a corrupt politician and the head of a Sicilian Mafia family. The politician, a reputed senator, denies the Mafia Don’s request for a Vegas gambling license, saying: “I despise your masquerade, the dishonest way you pose […]

How Mythology Unmasks Fake News

The concoction of fake news is very closely connected to how mythologies were spun in ancient times. Both are written by the winners and both deal with expelling crowd-designated scapegoats. Christianity, on the other hand, reveals the persecution and sacrifice at play in myth-making; it has made it impossible for society to scapegoat the other. […]

THINGS HIDDEN 14: Memoirs of a Gaijin

  Dr. Paul Axton, theologian and host of the Forging Ploughshares podcast, sits down with David Gornoski to talk about his experience of living in Japan, the idea of shame in death, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and seeing Japanese culture through Christian eyes. While pointing out that Romans 7 is absolutely essential for understanding what it is to imitate […]

The Stones Cry Out

I am blown away in discovering Jesus’s seemingly hyperbolic symbolic aside at the entrance of Jerusalem is actually a prophecy: Luke 19:37-40: “As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works […]