Dr. Duke Pesta is a tenured professor of English literature, and has appeared on Stefan Molyneux's Freedomain show many times, discussing great works of art, the nature of human creativity, and the role of religion in human society.
We chat again with Dr. Duke Pesta, this time on THE TRUTH ABOUT SIN!
We explore gratitude and its historical significance, emphasizing its role in our relationship with God. We discuss self-ownership and how it sets humans apart from animals, as well as the concept of free will and its connection to consciousness. We address the lack of gratitude in society and its impact, and also delve into the issue of sin and Jesus' perspective on it. We discuss the importance of faith, evaluate different ideologies, and highlight the significance of actively loving others.
Stefan Molyneux and Dr. Pesta crack the code on the most ancient of philosophical and aesthetic questions: WHAT IS ART?
"A Streetcar Named Desire" is the most famous and influential play of the last 100 years - written by Tennessee Williams, this masterpiece details the elemental conflicts between Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski...
Dr. Duke Pesta is a tenured university professor, author and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, a Live Online School offering individual classes and complete curricula for students in Kindergarten through High School. For more from Dr. Duke and the FreedomProject Academy, please go to: https://www.fpeusa.org
The perception of the ten commandments varies greatly between many religious and secular leaders, but rarely are they given a fair hearing from the non-religious. Stefan Molyneux and Dr. Duke Pesta approach the ten commandments from both the religious and secular perspective, highlighting the philosophy contained within arguably the most important list in human history.
What is the origin story of evil in human societies? Stefan Molyneux and Dr. Duke Pesta explore the philosophy of Satan from both the religious and secular perspectives. Dr. Duke Pesta is a tenured university professor, author and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, a Live Online School offering individual classes and complete curricula for students in Kindergarten through High School. For more from Dr. Duke and the FreedomProject Academy, please go to: https://www.fpeusa.org
The Lord of the Rings series written by J. R. R. Tolkien sparked the historic movie franchise including The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King and had a massive worldwide cultural impact. Stefan Molyneux and Dr. Duke Pesta break down the real world parallels from The Lord of the Rings series and confront some uncomfortable truths.
Were the Crusades an unprovoked act of aggression on behalf of bloodthirsty Christians? Did the First Crusade mark the beginning of close to a millennium of hostility between Christianity and Islam, or did the conflict begin centuries earlier? Stefan Molyneux is joined by Dr. Duke Pesta to discuss the truth about the Crusades!
One of the most powerful stories in the world, King Lear magnificently describes the destruction of a kingdom through greed, vanity, manipulation - and a bottomless thirst for political power. William Shakespeare is the undisputed master of describing intergenerational conflicts, but many other themes run through this magnificent story. Join Stefan Molyneux - a former Shakespearean actor - and Dr. Duke Pesta, a tenured professor of literature, as they discuss the deep meaning and existential themes buried in one of the greatest tragedies ever penned.
What happens when you get an atheist and a christian together to discuss the teachers of Jesus Christ, where they agree and where they disagree? Stefan Molyneux and Dr Duke Pesta discuss why Christianity promotes free will, compulsion in matters of virtue, the politicization of modern religion, why atheism trends towards collectivism and much much more!