[Members] Off the Cuff: Richard’s Gaia Rant

By | July 14, 2018

Tracey recorded this after I started off on the Wilcock-Gaia controversy over breakfast. After five minutes, she made me start over so she could record it. Yes, I had a few things on my mind. Fundamentally, I find this controversy to be utterly distasteful and little more than a gossip column. Calling an organization Luciferian harkens back, at least in my view, to something of the medieval Christian witch-hunting mentality. Not that there aren’t Satanists out there, or “Luciferians,” but if someone is going to throw out such claims, they had better start providing evidence. This brought me into a whole segment on the history of free thought, inspired to some extent by a book I am currently reading at night, J.B. Bury’s History of Free Thought ($1 on kindle!). It’s a classic from 100 years ago, and well worth your time.

In any case, you will hear me “getting into it.” If nothing else, you might have some sympathy for Tracey, who has to deal with this on a daily basis. 🙂