(00:00) Intro and T-shirts. Black Power and TRE45ON.
(04:48) The tide of anti-woman legislation in red states. The SCOTUS decision to hear a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks and the implications for Roe v. Wade. Giving context to the theocratic agenda of evangelical Christians. Poor women will bear the brunt of any abortion restrictions. Purity as a gateway to religious power, and minority power.
(13:50) The inverted golden rule as the key to conservative psychology. How Christian intolerance makes them fear how they will be treated in a truly pluralistic society by atheists. Today’s majorities fear becoming a minority, because of how they’ve treated today’s minorities.
(18:51) By a large national survey, atheists are actually the most tolerant toward groups they dislike of all groups, and Christians are the least tolerant toward minorities they dislike.
(25:32) Discussion of America’s slide toward minority rule.
(28:07) Andrew Sweet interview: Andrew Sweet was born in Houston, Texas to an African-American mother and a man of Irish descent, less than 10 years after Loving vs. Virginia, and seven years after the lifting of anti-miscegenation laws in Texas. Andrew has written three novels, two of which are out this year, Models and Citizens and Bodhi Rising, which launched on May 30th, 2021. Both are science fiction stories of the same dystopian future, in which models or clones are the new slave caste.
Note: This interview contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the book Models and Citizens.
(01:19:50) Wrapup and outro.
The Inverted Golden Rule: Are Atheists as Intolerant as Evangelicals Think They Are?
Models and Citizens, by Andrew Sweet