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Ep 43 - Dune: The Use and Abuse of Religion

The prophesied Dune episode has arrived! Along for the ride across the sands of Arrakis are Ivan Wolfe and Michael Haycock. Our intrepid panel dissects the film's themes—from the perils of messiah complexes and the seductive power of politics to the manipulation mastery of the Bene Gesserit and the very nature of prophecy itself. We also look at how the book adapts the complexities of the original novel's twisting plots within plots. The spice must flow!

00:00 Introducing the Panel

01:37 Best Books

10:13 Main Discussion of Dune

21:33 The Dangers of Messiahs

31:36 The Unbelievability of Long-Term Conspiracies

35:23 Religious Fundamentalism and Its Causes

40:03 Navigating Prophecy, Signs, and Destiny

47:23 Ratings Segment

56:34 Final Thoughts

Our Ratings: Content: Terrestrial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 4 apricots

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Audio editing by Liz Busby

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