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The Godly Communists

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A podcast for heathens, heretics, and the broader left. Formerly INCESSANTLY HUMAN. Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/godlycommunists
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#18: Climate Fires & Capitalism

The Godly CommunistsSep 21, 2020

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The Farewell Tour

The Farewell Tour

Friends!

It has been a fantastic run but, like all good things, our podcast has come to an end. This is our Farwell episode (!) and it covers a pretty standard array of topics: Manichaeism, Baby Jesus’ bowel movements, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s presidential aspirations, and us cackling at Tom’s tongue-in-cheek-millennialism. We also take you behind the scenes a bit and talk about what it was like to make 32 episodes over the course of a year, bringing on guests, and the horrors of editing your own voice every week.

Honestly, it has been a true honor to share our voices with you in this way. And we’d like to say a big thank you and shout out to everyone who listened to the podcast, supported us on Patreon, did a guest spot, and/or just encouraged us to keep doing this crazy thing. We’re ending on a happy note, as this project has simply come to a close, and look forward to making more and different content in the future!

With Abrahamic-Heathen-Commie blessings,

Tom and Aaron

May 07, 202146:37
2.9: The Swedish Seer & The New Reformer

2.9: The Swedish Seer & The New Reformer

In today’s episode, we are joined by friend of the show Sister Mariakali to discuss the lives and works of the “Swedish Seer” (Emanuel Swedenborg) and the editor of “The New Reformer” (D. Gopaul Chetty).

Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist and mystic who, amongst other things, summoned the long-dead Isaac Newton to argue with him about the scientific properties of matter (and won the argument, of course). Chetty was an Indian theologian, activist, and author who so fell in love with the work of the Swedish Seer, and how it intersected with his own tradition (Saiva Siddhanta), that he stood outside of churches on Sunday mornings and evangelized the congregants as they were trying to go home. This episode is a deep dive into mysticism, religious pluralism, and the lives of two truly remarkable men.

Sister Mariakali (also known as Eleanor Schnarr) is a mystic, interoceptive painter, seventh generation Swedenborgian, and is currently studying the intersection of Swedenborgian philosophy and Hinduism at the Graduate Theological Union. See below for links!


“New Light Upon Indian Philosophy”, by D. Gopaul Chetty:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ffs9mvEtazJ6j77_gQuoh61ZixMYiLsy/view?usp=sharing


“Swedenborgianism in India” by Sister Mariakali:

https://spiritualquesters.org/?p=1480&fbclid=IwAR2XyA0MsLi4VfwblM4Ngk6dTPHvP5IBEyCRwMsVUbWDZArVQOBhBM4jZGk


Merch shop for Mariakali’s (awesome!) art:

https://www.swedenborgianspiritstore.com/


Mariakali’s GoFundMe, where she intends to continue the work and legacy of D. Gopaul Chetty:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/2948oob8dc?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na%20share-sheet&pc_code=fb_co_dashboard_a&rcid=722b8c8dfda447638708c63ed45d1a70&fbclid=IwAR2sJu6wAAZSX-vSLQEm-sbojRGIt--mKgFrU19llaG2kBgzr_xLam-Y1Rk

Mar 20, 202153:09
2.8: Indecent Theology and Vital Power

2.8: Indecent Theology and Vital Power

Indecent as ever, The Godly Communists are joined by the brilliant scholar and pastor, the Rev. Kai Daniel Moore. In today’s episode, we talk about flesh, gender, disability, and illness. We engage with the work of Marcella Althaus-Reid, Christina Sharpe, Michel Foucault, and others. Aaron swoons over the idea of Jesus being a Knight-for-the-Lord and, in the process, comes to hate Anselm slightly less. And just to round things out, we briefly touch on the events of January 6th. On the whole, it’s a conversation about vulnerability, power, bodies, and what Queer Theology brings to bear in our understanding of these fundamental aspects of life.

Mar 04, 202159:11
2.7: Vignettes with Vicious
Jan 17, 202101:02:08
2.6: Heresy, Anarchy, & the Common Good
Dec 31, 202054:34
2.5: How to Do Nothing

2.5: How to Do Nothing

We're joined this week by friend of the show, Dr. Isabel Call, to discuss the fine, finnicky art of Sabbath and Jenny Odell’s book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy.

Dr. Isabel Call is a community economist, disability activist, and Assistant Minister for Pastoral Care at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, OH. She holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry.

Watch: Jenny Odell, "How to Do Nothing"

Dec 23, 202049:22
2.4: Red Emma
Dec 11, 202001:01:07
2.3: Definitely Not the Bonus Episode
Nov 27, 202042:45
2.2: Make America Sweden Again

2.2: Make America Sweden Again

“Democracy will constantly break your heart.”

Aaron chats with fellow-progressive and friend of the show Elle Mills-Warner about the 2020 elections specifically, the possibilities (and limitations) of electoral politics in general, and what it might take to unite a divided country.

Also, Make America Sweden Again.

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/godlycommunists

Elle Mills-Warner is a spiritual seeker, activist, and artist working in direct ministry with vulnerable populations. She received a Bachelor of the Arts from Weber State University and a Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry. She describes herself as multireligious having a background in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism), Greek Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Unitarian Universalism. She is currently an active member of Community of Christ, several earth-centered traditions, and regularly attends Mass. Prior to seminary, Elle did a research blog called “52 Weeks in 52 Churches” in which she visited 52 houses of worship in a single year. Elle self-identifies as an intersectional feminist, socialist, and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. She is currently a Residential Companion at Plymouth Healing Communities in Seattle, WA.

Nov 17, 202001:01:42
2.1: That Is the Hope
Nov 11, 202001:08:30
BONUS: Knockin' Down the Clowns (Debate 2020)
Oct 23, 202038:19
#21: Debates, d'Bidens, and d'Ballot Box Blues
Oct 12, 202001:08:24
#20: Hashtag Canceled
Oct 05, 202001:28:00
#19: Two Characterless Opportunists
Sep 28, 202001:01:11
#18: Climate Fires & Capitalism
Sep 21, 202001:01:33
#17: Opiate or Amphetamine? (Pt. 2)
Sep 18, 202059:17
#16: Opiate or Amphetamine? (Pt. 1)
Sep 07, 202001:02:55
#15: You, Me, and Uncle Karl
Aug 24, 202001:13:24
#14: The S-Word
Aug 17, 202001:07:20
#13: Yer Still a Wizard
Aug 11, 202001:32:22
#12: Kill All Normies
Aug 03, 202001:06:54
#11: Felix Felicis

#11: Felix Felicis

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince this week - or as Tom likes to call it, Severus Snape & the Long Con.

Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jul 27, 202001:01:59
#10: The Gospel of Light

#10: The Gospel of Light

A modern myth, by Aaron Eaves and Tom Emanuel.

For more about Mythic Theater, visit www.PoetPastor.com/theater.

Music: Garden Music by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3796-garden-music
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jul 20, 202018:42
#9: Dispatches from the Department of Mysteries

#9: Dispatches from the Department of Mysteries

In which Tom and Aaron suggest that J.K. Rowling go on a year-long retreat to Bali to sort her shit out, Elizabeth Gilbert-style. Also Book 5. The Long One. 

Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jul 13, 202001:02:17
#8: Pseudosocial Media

#8: Pseudosocial Media

Tom expounds his Grand Unified Theory of Why Social Media Sucks. Aaron interrupts him when the joyless Marxism becomes overwhelming. Digressions on politics, prayer, and performance ensue. [CW: brief discussions of homophobic bullying and suicide]

Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jul 07, 202001:09:32
#7: Three Tasks and a TERF

#7: Three Tasks and a TERF

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire might just be Aaron's favorite Potter yet. Tom loves it too. Also, trans people are who they say they are.

Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jun 26, 202001:03:23
#6: Defund the Police

#6: Defund the Police

Support the Movement for Black Lives: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html

Feel free to hit us up for sources on statistics.

Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jun 17, 202001:00:17
#5: Expecto Patronum

#5: Expecto Patronum

Tom & Aaron continue their dive into Harry Potter with "Prisoner of Azkaban." Also, Black Lives Matter.


Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Jun 06, 202054:54
#4: Riddle Me This, Tom

#4: Riddle Me This, Tom

Tom and Aaron stan Dobby for President as they reread "Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets"

Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

May 17, 202001:06:46
#3: Art as Religion, Religion as Art

#3: Art as Religion, Religion as Art

Where do creativity and spirituality intersect? Why make art in pandemic times? Tom and Aaron reflect from their perspective as ministers as well as artists.

Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

May 06, 202001:02:30
#2: Yer a Wizard

#2: Yer a Wizard

Tom and Aaron use quarantine time to reread Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone.  Their conclusion: Dumbledore is a darling queen.

Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Apr 26, 202001:05:06
#1: Christ, Covid, & the Bernie Blues

#1: Christ, Covid, & the Bernie Blues

Our first episode! Tom and Aaron talk Easter, pandemics, and Bernie Sanders.


Music: Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Apr 15, 202001:02:46