Talk about not having all the answers! Co-host Jeff Baldwin barely manages to articulate the question–Is current U.S. policy toward Native Americans just?–but at least he knows it needs to be asked. Bill Jack and Jeff briefly review the history of the response of American colonists to Native Americans, and then ask what can be done right now to make up for horrible decisions in the past. No hard and fast conclusions are made, but both Bill and Jeff feel that the answer must have something to do with private property.
Monthly archives for December, 2007
What’s all the fuss about? Both Jeff and Bill watched the new movie The Golden Compass to see if Christians really should be up in arms about it. What was most surprising was just how hackneyed the message was–it was right out of The Humanist Manifesto. Still, the makers of The Golden Compass did Christians a bit of a favor: this movie is the perfect “discernment test” for Christian students. If you can’t see through this movie, please don’t claim that you’re equipped to defend your faith on a secular college campus. If you can correctly identify the theme, you’re at least discerning at the level Jeff hopes his kids will when they’re fifteen.
One of the regular occurrences on Radio Worldview involves co-host Jeff Baldwin giving away incredibly original ideas for free (or should we substitute “crackpot” for “original”?). In any case, Jeff launches into a long discussion of his theory that all of humanity falls into one of two categories: streamliners or complicators. After a long diagnosis of co-host Bill Jack as a complicator, Jeff and Bill discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each personality type, followed by (believe it or not) a connection to last show’s discussion of the myth of the noble savage. Are Jeff’s theories starting to make sense, or have you just been listening to too much crazy talk?
Co-host Bill Jack has been asked to write an essay about the myth of the noble savage, and he wants to talk it over with Jeff Baldwin. As they review the history of the myth–starting with Rousseau–and then discuss modern movies that embody the myth, they remind listeners of just how pervasive this lie about human nature is. Jeff promises to finish the discussion in the following podcast, once he has expounded on one of his crackpot theories.