May 27, 2020 Our Digital Presence Part 2 (Important Made Up Stuff)

Episode 39

In part 2 of our miniseries on our digital presence, we take a deeper dive into the wonderful world of ritual and how we are working that out from our own digital hermitages. What is the point of a ritual? Is it really a religious experience if you don't "feel it"? What does a religious experience look like in a brain scan? What's the big deal with eating cheeseburgers? Can you ever truly practice religious rituals alone? Even on top of a 50ft column? Let's find out! 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 


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Show Notes

Chattel or person: women in mishnaic times link


Emotion of disgust [scholarly article]


The Passion of the Christ movie [this article points to some of the film’s and the director’s problems, esp as it relates to the Jews]


“Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief”  [link]


Collective effervescence

A bit about Durkheim : 


What does the hippocampus do


Saint Simeon Stylites [with pictures]