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Ep 10: Adam Ericksen, Rene Girard & The Mechanisms of Violence

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In this episode, Micah Redding talks to Adam Ericksen about Rene Girard, the mechanisms of violence, and how Jesus unravels the ancient cycle of myth and scapegoating.

  1. We imitate each other
  2. We imitate each other's desires
  3. Which brings us into rivalry with the people we admire most
  4. Societies form around this dynamic of imitation and rivalry, leading to cycles of destruction
  5. Societies learn a brilliant move to preserve themselves: scapegoating, uniting around a common enemy
  6. Societies build complex ways of disguising this Satanic impulse through ritual and myth
  7. The Jewish and Christian scriptures reveal this process for what it is, unveiling the evil dynamic society has been using to preserve itself


Ep 10: Adam Ericksen, Rene Girard & The Mechanisms of Violence
Christian Transhumanist Podcast
Micah Redding
2017-05-23
2:56:10



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