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Alex Tsakiris on Why Evil Matters - Dec 12, 2020

During a discussion on the massacres at Babi Yar during World War II, a philosophy professor made the following remark: the last words of the Lord’s Prayer are “deliver us from evil,” not “destroy evil,” because evil is within us. To destroy evil, we would have to destroy ourselves.

I would have liked to offer that observation to Seriah and his guest, author Alex Tsakiris, whose latest book is “Why Evil Matters: How Science and Religion Fumbled a Big One.” Tsakiris is the creator of Skeptiko, podcasts that explore the science of human consciousness and spirituality. The name is derived from the philosopher Skeptikos, who sought “inquiry to perpetuate doubt.”

As Seriah considers himself “a true skeptic, one who questions openly,” you would expect these two to agree on most points. In this interview, Alex and Seriah are well-matched sparring partners, covering topics such as: moral imperatives, dharma, evil as an objective reality or separate entity, near death experiences, reincarnation, past-life regression, lucid dreaming, hypnosis, satanism, and ritual abuse. A most provocative interview with no easy answers. - Recap by Patricia W.

Outro Music is Lee TNB AKA Monkey Mind with Lights Over Phoenix