Episode 02 – Gary Johnson, Aleppo, Book Review, Chicago homicides, and Honoring Parents

Next on Thinking It Through with Jerome Danner, I try to think through the issue with Gov. Gary Johnson not knowing the name Aleppo (in Syria), the horrible homicide rate in Chicago, and understanding what it is to honor our parents.  Also, I give something of a book review of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, which was written by Larry Alex Taunton.  You can zing on over to Taunton’s website to get more information about the book and the author.  So, sit back and take some time thinking through some issues (that are not too radical) with me.

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01:36 = Gov. Gary Johnson getting stumped by question (which caused others to look perplexed) about “Aleppo, Syria” (Correcting myself: I said Sarah Palin messed up on a law, but I looked up the old interview and it was not just a law, it was more to it than that.  Here is the Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZVh_u5RyiU)

09:10 = “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens” book review

20:25 = Chicago having over 500 homicides this year (2016)

36:34 = “Honor thy father and thy mother” –> (I do believe that you have to pay & join the website to read the post!)

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Published by Jerome Danner

I am a part-time blogger and writer. I have been an educator in the past and worked for a college. I dream a lot about being a lyricist and a full-time writer. When I am not writing, then I am usually chasing after a soon-to-be 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. Please feel free to send me your questions, thoughts, and/or comments at: jadanner1@yahoo.com!

4 thoughts on “Episode 02 – Gary Johnson, Aleppo, Book Review, Chicago homicides, and Honoring Parents

  1. Different Religions
    As my children were growing up, I encouraged them to explore different religious beliefs. They both have a solid Christian foundation and my reasoning for encouraging their exploration was threefold, 1) when they encounter others, they need to be prepared to defend their faith. 2) If the person they are talking with is wanting more information about the possibly to becoming a Christian, they can provide the answers. 3) They need to respect the beliefs of others. Like you said in your podcast, we need to agree to disagree and respect others even when they have a different belief system.

    Honoring your parents
    Honoring your parents is an ever changing situation. As they and I grow older, our roles are beginning to reverse. It is difficult to consider their health beginning to deteriorate and my needing to step in as care giver and adviser. Honoring my parents for me at this stage is currently listening to them and being available when they need me and me not trying to take over their different health concerns. They want to continue to be independent as long as possible and I have to be careful to not push my help on them.

    As usual, great job Jerome!

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    1. Thank you for your time, Ms. Be, and your comment. I really appreciate your perspective on dealing with different religions, but especially on how you are interacting with your parents now that they are in their golden years.

      I hope that you will have time for future episodes in the midst of being great wife, mother, daughter, friend, and Student!

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