In this episode, Craig and Eric explore death from their various religious perspectives. Some questions that are discussed: Why do we die? Does God cause us to die? The discussion brings up concepts of what it means to live a righteous life, life after death, reconciliation.
A listener points out that the word heretics is made up of the letters for both "Chester" and "Eric." Interesting, no?!
They conclude by talking about some memorable & emotional moments from the olympics, and Craig teases Eric for not knowing who Nick Saban is.
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Jennifer Michael Hecht - author of Doubt
Jennifer Michael Hecht - Stay (A History of Suicide & Arguments Against it)
On Being episode w/ Jennifer Michael Hecht - Suicide, and our Hope for Our Future Selves
Craig mentioned video of Colombian weightlifter
Tennis player Eric mentioned
Egyptian judo competitor that refused to shake Israeli athlete's hand
The rich man and lazarus
"Death has lost its sting"
Craig's book suggestion: Being Mortal
Eric's book suggestion: The Death of Death
Spanish word of the week - angelo (longing)
Hebrew word of the week - T'suvah (return, repentance)