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
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)