Krista Tippett’s ‘On Being’ honored by White House for engaging listeners on what it means to be human

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(RNS) In its citation, the White House said Krista Tippett’s show “avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation.”

  • Lles Nats

    I support the idea of individual freedom, because I don’t want anyone imposing on me. I want to make up my own mind the ethos by which I live and need no one else to have power over me to make that happen.

    Ultimate freedom, everybody doing their own thing…where nothing is coordinated except at a subgroup level…looks a lot like chaos.

    So if the the inevitable result of ultimate individual freedom is large scale chaos….we really don’t need to band all these sub nodes of choas togather via a federal gov entity or public debt.

    The seperate, self directed nodes pull in too many different directions to be lashed togather. To keep the lash, either one node will lose freedoms, or some will just break away and leave voluntarily given the existence of a better option.

    I believe this breaking is what we are witnessing. We can have freedom, but we need to ensure we keep it by decentralizing. Fed gov ain’t gonna make it. Nor is the ability to hook everyone else into a sacked public treasury. These things are currently the breaking bands.

  • Chaplain Martin

    My wife and I often listened to Krista Tippett’s “Speaking of Faith” on the radio on Sunday Mornings. I’ve read her book which I found most interesting and rather inspiring. It’s not that I agree with the guest she interviews, it’s just the way she conducts interviews. Since moving we need to find a station locally that carries, “On Being.”

  • Diogenes

    Whatever her gifts and capacities are, and I freely confess that I’m not familiar with her work, the whole construct of asking what it means to be ‘Human’ is a trifle absurd. Anyone who lives and breathes and has their being in this world is by definition a human. We’re not all pleasant creatures, wholesome, compassionate, forebearing, nonetheless all homo sapiens are human. This attempt to be clever is merely sophomoric window dressing.

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  • I’ve heard Krista Tippet via youtube.

    Her problem is religion.

    The lovely flower of Humanism, with its compassion
    and sense of decency
    is obliterated whenever it is connected
    to the brainless stink rot of ‘faith’ (pretending).

    If you care about people, Krista, dump the flighty, unfounded nonsense of spirits and gods.

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