Editing a full wedding can take up to 8 hours, so I'm always on the lookout for stuff to occupy the parts of my brain not being used to edit. RadioLab tends to fit that description pretty well. It's informative, smart and for whatever reason I usually know a little about what they're talking about-so it's not too hard to follow if I'm not paying my full attention.
I downloaded the episode titled In Silence thinking I was going to get another bout of science learning from Jad, Robert and WNYC.
This episode came out early April, right before Easter and Passover. To commemorate the time, Robert Krulwich recorded a sermon. In the sermon Robert talks about obedience to God and what it must have been like for those tasked with being prophets. He talks about what silence means and touches on mans relationship with God.
It's a beautiful talk-I've listened to his sermon three times since downloading it last week. As there is with much religious discourse, a firm answer isn't presented. Some things are just inexplicable. Sometimes we're just left to wonder.
I guess one has to be able to take comfort in the process, rather then the result.