Podcast #52: How Twitter Changed Iran and the SBC

This Week: Rich and Ben discuss the ways the use of Twitter affected the Iran revolution, and apply the same principles to something more close to home (literally). It was hard for them to ignore the Southern Baptist Convention this past week, since they both went to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rich works there, and they both go to a Southern Baptist Church. Did I mention it was held in Louisville, KY this year? That’s where they live! But even if you don’t know much about the SBC, you’ll at least find some help in their talking about how twitter changes the dynamics of these big events.

In addittion to that, Ben and Rich discuss more trivial things: Letterman versus Palin and Jon versus Kate.

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  • Okay, so here’s a problem with your requirement that couples stay together “for their kids.” You say that kids need a stable environment. Whether it’s true or not that a kid needs a stable environment, a couple that is staying together for the kids is not in any way providing a stable environment.

    Another point might be that scripturally we are never advised to stay together for any reason beyond that it is right to do so. The well-being of our children’s psyches is never discussed. One might be able to extrapolate that principle from other principles (e.g. the command to love one another), but one would have to first provide evidence that a child in a home with a mother and father who grow more and more hateful toward each other over the years is in a better place than a child with a step-father and step-mother. Which is something I’m not sure can be proven or disproved.

    Should kids be a factor in deciding whether to divorce? Maybe. But certainly not a primary factor.

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  • You’re right, The Dane. That was a pretty shoddy argument, and any point I was trying to make (which I don’t think was that one) was probably not worth making. Dangit. Stupid podcasts are a lot harder to be right during. I’ll just say ignore me during that part and listen to Ben.