Fundamental Euphemisms

We unfortunately missed last week due to circumstances beyond our control (aka reality). I was chagrined to miss it, but events shortly thereafter handily lent themselves to providing me with a some decent preparation time for once.

Tonight, we’ll start with some observations on current events in politics and religion. From there, we’ll move on to a clarification between Islamic fundamentalism and, well, Islamic fundamentalism. As is the case with so many things, I’ve found that this phrase is misused to a degree that impedes honest discourse. And the differences between the definitions applied to it are significant to consider in other ways, as well. And then there’s the question of the apparent motives behind the different definitions. Lots to talk about, in other words.

And we’ll also talk about the end of the world coming up this weekend. We’re not too far from living in a post-apocalyptic world! Whoo-hoo!

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