Golden Compass Ch 18-20

Caitlin, Anya, and Alan cover Chapters 18-20 which is all about Sinful Chicken Stew, Iorek Bear-Jesus, and teleology (of course). What is Mrs. Coulter’s endgame? Why will only Anya stand up for Avocados? Listen and find out!


Mortal Kombat was a thing in the 90s.

Jamestown was initially a failure as a colony, but Carolina was more successful. Both of these were founded for commercial and political reasons rather than religious.

Jabme-Akka is the underworld spirit of the Sami people. She tends to the dead in the afterlife.

The Vasconic language family includes Basque and is believed by some linguists to indicate a people-group more ancient than the current Indo-European groups that invaded the continent in waves. The Inuit-Yuptik-Unangan language family stretches into Siberia and could have had ancient contact with the Finno-Ugric language family of the Sami.

Some people still eat seal meat in modern times.

What is the Helium Reserve?

What is the Hindenburg?

Physicalism is the philosophical stance that there is only physical matter in the universe, which requires that everything is controlled by determinism.

Free Will may or may not be a thing, but if it is- it requires options.

Christianity is the only Abrahamic Religion to believe in Original Sin.

Acquired Freedom is the idea that you can become a moral actor through knowledge of and faith in God.

In The Gospel of John 3:3 Jesus says, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Human women in Narnia are called ‘Daughters of Eve’.

The Power of the Powerless was written by Vaclav Havel and is a modern parable of post-modern complicity and victimhood.

Elon Musk made a submarine that no one ordered.

The current British Constitutional Crisis is part of a wider cultural problem of isolation and consolidation of power with small groups.

A defense of Choice Feminism

Who is Laura from American Gods?

Read Chapters 21-23 for next time!

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