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"I'm a liberal in my compassion for the vulnerable. I'm a libertarian in my love of freedom. And I'm a conservative in that I believe you need civilization to protect both of those things."

Great quote!

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Sep 10ยทedited Sep 10

Thanks for this interview with Michael โ€” I enjoyed reading this! Honestโ€ฆ and REAL.

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That was way more entertaining than I had thought. Thanks. Now off to check out Parallels, Descript and Caddis.

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Excellent ๐Ÿค—I love Michael and read and support Public!

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Sep 10ยทedited Sep 11

" [T]o be Christian, one had to believe in the resurrection. That's not my view" -- well how about that! You just created a new "Christianity" to suit your own philosophy of life. I guess you can call yourself whatever you want, but I hope you never believe that it's YOU that decides what a Christian is, because then your base is as solid as quicksand, and so is your Christianity. Is being "saved" a part of your "view" of being a Christian, or have you eliminated that aspect as well? The Word of God is pretty solid on that -- Rom. 10:9-10 states pretty unequivocally "That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Or is believing that the "Word of God" is actually the word of God and actually means what it says also something you don't include in your "Christianity?"

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"I'm a liberal in my compassion for the vulnerable. I'm a libertarian in my love of freedom. And I'm a conservative in that I believe you need civilization to protect both of those things."

Well said.

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I have to apologize for what I am focusing on from this interview because I subscribe to Public and I think Michael Shellenberger is doing great stuff and I wanted to know more about him. But then he mentioned hating watching videos -o kindred sprit- and then A SOLUTION-- WHAT?!? So I have tabbed up Parallels and Descript but I'm also feeling kind of wiped and I have to go make sure my mother (who, according to her, owns the town and needs to discuss something sinister with the police; yes dementia but she's generally pretty sweet) does not call the police, so if a more comprehensive explanation of the process might perhaps be kindly provided (seriously MS your video aversion has made me like you as a writer/[word that encompasses exactly what you do] AND a person; I adore my husband but we torture each other he sends me long videos and I send him long articles its like we are sending each other things in Polish and Slovakian, respectively) by all means sally forth...if not I will definitely explore when more alert. I also loved the "we". Keep up the good work; you are making a difference in the world and we are lucky to get to feel a part of it.

I also apologize for that ridiculous excuse for a sentence above aka most of the paragraph but I ain't fixing it :)

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Loved this. Been a fan since he first wrote apocalypse never. Been neat to watch all my fav people connect and become fans of each other ( Rogan, Boghossian, Haidt, Taibbi, Weiss etc.) Would love to see the country follow the lead of these great ( and reasonable/rational) minds!!

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Nice dialogue. Fun to learn about the man behind the politics! Michael, hold a community gathering in the North Bay, not just the UK. We need to build a movement in CA where the politics is loco.

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Sep 10ยทedited Sep 10

Pesticides, rather than carbs, more likely related to PD. Weld County is primarily ranch and farmland.

Also....https://catholicstudiesacademy.com/is-the-resurrection-of-jesus-christ-a-metaphor/

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Great to have a better insight in to who Michael is. I liked what he had to say! Too bad my vote for him for CA gov didnโ€™t work out like we wanted. YAY for flat whites!!

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Great interview and loved learning about your content processing tools and favorite coffee!

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I loved the way the interview ended. Flossing! I loved the questions and the responses.

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This was so interesting. I followed you before you started your Substack. I checked out Apocalypse Never from the library and loved it so much I bought it and have gifted it. I'm a huge fan of all your different projects but to have this interview on so many personal and random topics was fun.

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I live in Texas, not Cali, but I sure wish Michael were governor of California. For real!

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I ran to google more things than I have in the last month from your interview.

Wonderfully thoughtful conversation.

I am inspired to offer Michael that your "creature", your dog, is a projection of your own energy.

Therefore, they return to you when they cease physical manifestation.

And when you cease physical manifestation, you return to your non-physical source, which is energy.

Nothing is ever annihilated.

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