Beltway Banthas: In Star Wars and in life, Empathy is a dangerous necessity

by Beltway Banthas

Opportunities to discuss morality, virtue, and living well through the lens of Star Wars are all around us. For fans, this is part of what makes the galaxy far far away so special. Today’s episode is a somewhat spontaneous look at the subject of Empathy, by way of a piece of writing by David French. A past guest of Beltway Banthas, French has a unique grasp of theology and a perspective on the Christian faith that ties neatly into numerous elements of the Star Wars story. Combining elements of French’s post on his Substack, FrenchPress and my upcoming book, How The Force Can Fix The World, this episode lays out why Empathy can be dangerous, but exactly the kind of danger we need to face head on.

Get the book! HOW THE FORCE CAN FIX THE WORLD by Stephen Kent of Beltway Banthas

Read David French’s piece: The American Crisis of Selective Empathy

Follow on Twitter @BeltwayBanthas and @Stephen_kent89

Every Thursday we’ll host a Video Hangout for friends of the show. LINK BELOW.


Google Meet link:

Like what you’re hearing? Subscribe to the newsletter. Beltway Banthas’ newsletter is now called POLITICIZE ME, and you can sign up for that here:

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Accept Privacy Policy